We Had It So Good (Paperback)
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We Had It So Good (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 12/01/2012
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Born to hardworking immigrant parents in sunny suburban Los Angeles, Stephen Newman never imagined that he would spend his adult life under the grey skies of north London, would marry Andrea for convenience and stay married, and would watch his children grow into people he cannot fathom. Over forty years he and his friends have built lives of comfort and success, until the events of late middle age and the new century force them to realise that they have always existed in a fool's paradise.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844086399
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 28 mm


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Compelling, perceptive and deeply humane -- Michael Arditti * Daily Mail *
Gripping and stylishly told. Post-war California, Oxford and London are recreated superbly and brightly . . . Grant comes close to creating the perfect novel -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times *
My only complaint? I fear I may not read a better book all year -- Rosamund Urwin * Evening Standard *
Ambitious . . . Like the best novels, it makes you examine your own moral compass alongside that of its characters -- Viv Groskop * Observer *
'Compelling, perceptive and deeply humane' -- Michael Arditti * Daily Mail *
'Gripping and stylishly told. Post-war California, Oxford and London are recreated superbly and brightly . . . Grant comes close to creating the perfect novel' -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times *
'My only complaint? I fear I may not read a better book all year' -- Rosamund Urwin * Evening Standard *
'Ambitious . . . Like the best novels, it makes you examine your own moral compass alongside that of its characters' -- Viv Groskop * Observer *

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Teresa Majury

“Food For Thought”

I loved The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant and eagerly anticipated her latest novel, a tale of the "baby boomer" generation who indeed "had it so good" and perhaps did not appreciate their... More

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“We could have had it better”

I was really looking forward to reading this novel and started it with an open mind, but have to say it was all a bit “meh”. It struck me as little more than an everyday story of Islington folk – a middle class soap... More

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“Not my favourite”

This was a bookclub choice, so not chosen by me. It had an eclectic group of characters, who I didn’t think would gel in real life. There was a lot of jumping around and difficult at times to catch up with which... More

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