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Mothering Sunday (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 25/02/2016
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Do not regard Mothering Sunday’s neat silhouette as an indication of the size of the story within it, for this is a vast tale that may begin with ‘Once upon a time’, but which, far from being a linear narrative, circles and loops backwards and forwards through time, before returning to refocus on a single significant day in 1924.




"Quite unlike anything Swift has written before, and subtly teasing." The Times

 "A dazzling novel from Booker-winner Graham Swift….Wonderfully accomplished." - Sunday Times

"intimate….masterfully structured." Independent

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471155239
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Alive with sensuousness and sensuality...wonderfully accomplished, it is an achievement' * Sunday Times *
`From start to finish Swift's is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve. The archly modulated, precise prose (a hybrid of Henry Green and Kazuo Ishiguro) is a glory to read. Now 66, Swift is a writer at the very top of his game' * Evening Standard *
`Mothering Sunday is, like everything Swift writes, quite unlike anything Swift has written before, and subtly teasing' * The Times *
`Swift's novella is a telling snapshot of a society struggling with the death toll of World War I, and cleverly pinpoints the fractures in the class system' * Mail on Sunday *
`Mothering Sunday is...a Conradian homage to a well-spring of inspiration...you can heard his master's voice echoing through the pages of this deceptively fine novel' * Independent *
`With a clear focus on the possibilities of the short form, Graham Swift achieves a delicate harmony between the cool detachment of the narrative voice and the intensity of emotion conveyed on every page. This is a rare read indeed' * Spectator *
`Love and death and much in between are expertly handled in this short but powerful novella' * Daily Mail *
`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: "All the scenes. All the scenes that never occur, but wait in the wings of possibility." It may just be Swift's best novel yet' * Observer *
`Mothering Sunday is bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly... Swift's small fiction feels like a masterpiece' * Guardian *
`Swift has written a book that is not just his most moving and intricate but his most engrossing too' * Financial Times Weekend *

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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
28th February 2016
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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

Hardback edition
25th October 2016
Helpful? Upvote 51

“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

Hardback edition
16th June 2016
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