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  • Author: Graham Swift
  • Catalogue No: 3631
  • Rating:
    • Suitable for all
  • Geographical Restrictions: None
  • Publisher: Picador


Bill Unwin, an academic of dubious status, has never recovered from the death of his actress wife and is now convalescing from a recent brush with his own mortality. Powerful memories crowd in on him – childhood days in Paris; his exuberant, glamorous mother; his mysterious father; and the brash young American who becomes his step-father. Mingled with this emerges a tender portrait of his relationship with his wife.