Mothering Sunday (Paperback)
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Mothering Sunday (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 09/03/2017
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Exquisitely formed and ravishingly written, Swift’s novella unfolds over a single day in the life of a 1920’s housemaid. Packing innumerable levels of meaning and import into little over a hundred pages, Mothering Sunday is an astounding, sensual achievement that lingers with the reader long after the final page has been turned.

It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday.

How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?

Beginning with an intimate assignation and opening to embrace decades, Mothering Sunday has at its heart both the story of a life and the life that stories can magically contain. Constantly surprising, joyously sensual and deeply moving, it is Graham Swift at his thrilling best.

'Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives - the parallel stories - we can never know ... It may just be Swift's best novel yet' - The Observer

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471155246
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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“Most sensual book I've read for a long time....”

This is 132 pages of a stylishly written novella telling the story of one single day "Mothering Sunday" in Janes's life. It is not only a day but will be the most unforgettable, sensual day changing her... More

Hardback edition
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“Quite possibly my Book of the Year! ”

What can I say, other than please read this gorgeously written, beautifully realised, under-statedly life-affirming joy of a novel! Yes, it's incredibly sad, but it's also a novel infused with possibilities... More

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“Love this book”

This is the best book I have read in a long time. It is beautifully written, evocative and mesmerising. Every scene stayed with me and gave me food for thought on the nature of writing and the lasting influence of... More

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