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Clothes On Their Backs

Clothes On Their Backs
* The brilliant new novel by Orange Prize winner, Linda Grant, about the legacies of history, set in 1970s London
Our Price: €13.24
ISBN/EAN9781844085415
Stock: 2
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Pub. Date: February 7 2008
Author: Grant, Linda
Format: Paperback
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In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live. Set against the backdrop of a London from the 1950s to the present day, The Clothes on Their Backs is a wise and tender novel about the clothes we choose to wear, the personalities we dress ourselves in, and about how they define us all.
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