Small Pleasures: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Clare Chambers (author)
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
Exclusive Edition - with sprayed edges
A standard edition can be found here.
1957, the suburbs of South East London. Jean Swinney is a journalist on a local paper, trapped in a life of duty and disappointment from which there is no likelihood of escape.
When a young 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.
As the investigation turns her quiet life inside out, Jean is suddenly given an unexpected chance at friendship, love and - possibly - happiness.
But there will, inevitably, be a price to pay.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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If you haven’t read anything by Clare Chambers, “Small Pleasures “ is the one to start with.
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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.
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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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