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Awards:2014 Goldsmiths Prize short list Short-listed for the FOLIO PRIZE 2015. Shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives. Beginning with the neighbouring pas... read more

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Awards:Shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard... read more

A Spool of Blue Thread
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Awards:Shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

July 1914. A young Englishwoman, Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land. She picks up a fig and holds it to her nose. Around her is a maze of broken columns, taller than the tallest of men. Nearby is the familiar lean form of her father's old friend, T... read more

A God in Every Stone
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Awards:Shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impov... read more

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