Small Pleasures (Hardback)
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Small Pleasures (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 09/07/2020

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A frustrated reporter and a potential Virgin birth inform the subtly absorbing narrative of Small Pleasures; a delicate, tender story about belief, credulity and tilting at happiness.    

Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Pageturner Book of the Year

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

1957, south-east suburbs of London.

Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and - on the brink of forty - living a limited existence with her truculent mother.

When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.

But the more she investigates, the more her life becomes strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen herself, her husband Howard - with his dry wit and gentle disposition - and her charming daughter Margaret.

But they are the subject of the story Jean is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness.

But there will be a price to pay - and it will be unbearable.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474613880
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 34 mm

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“Unexpected second chances and secrets...”

If you haven’t read anything by Clare Chambers, “Small Pleasures “ is the one to start with.

I absolutely adored this book, everything from the characters, storyline, humour and the accurate details from history. It... More

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“An absolute delight”

I've read several of Clare Chambers' previous books and loved them. I've been hoping for a new book for some years and at last here it is! Small Pleasures is an absolute triumph.

It's 1957. Jean... More

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“Excellent!”

I really enjoyed this and found the focus on this was done so precisely. The main narrative was twisty and turny and this had a fantastic element that was both a mystery but also had a soft and gentle tone to it. The... More

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