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Small Pleasures

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Clare Chambers

(author)

Hardback
With the emotional intelligence of Maggie O'Farrell and the witty observational skills of Kate Atkinson, this is a novel of unexpected second chances set in 1950s England.
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The new updated edition of David Olusoga’s vital book on black British history

"Groundbreaking" – Observer

1957, south-east suburbs of London.

Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and - on the brink of forty - living a limited existence with her truculent mother.

When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.

But the more she investigates, the more her life becomes strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen herself, her husband Howard - with his dry wit and gentle disposition - and her charming daughter Margaret.

But they are the subject of the story Jean is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness.

But there will be a price to pay - and it will be unbearable.

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Book publisherOrion Publishing Co
Publication date9 Jul 2020
FormatHardback
Pages352
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