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The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line (Paperback)
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The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 07/01/2021
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Hidden within the confines of The Royal Institute of Prehistorical Studies, Sybil is happy enough with her work - and her love life. Then to her dismay, her old adversary, assertive and glamorous Helen Hansen, is appointed Head of Trustees. To add insult, Helen promptly seduces Sybil's boyfriend. Betrayed and broken-hearted, Sybil becomes obsessed with exposing Helen as a fraud, no matter the cost.

Offbeat and darkly funny, The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is about things lost and found. It is also a story about love, grief and forgiveness: letting go and moving on.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781913207366
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'I would follow Sybil down any domestic/Beckett rabbit hole'

-- Reif Larsen

'Sybil is an audible presence, someone that must be taken on her own terms, in her own words. The almost zen handling of voice is a joy.'

-- Janice Galloway

'I just think it's glorious. Absolutely brilliant! So funny so sad, so uplifting and so gripping. What a cracker!'

-- Alan Warner

'Resonant and romantic, sad but never sentimental and laced through with wicked shafts of humour'

-- Lesley Glaister

'Wry, sharp and tender. A delight'

-- Meaghan Delahunt

'I LOVED IT! All the best bits of Barbara Pym, with a little Jane Austen - on speed'

-- Sarah Salway

Subtle, wry, intimate.

-- Christina Hardyment * The Times *

Funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

* BBC Radio 4 *

A delight of a book as a personal read that leaves positive and heart -warming emotions in its wake.

-- Philipa Coughlan * NB Magazine *

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“Comfortable Read”

I’d enjoyed the reading of this on R4 Book at Bedtime, but kept missing half of it for the usual reasons!

Similarly, this was an easy read and put me in mind of Eleanor Oliphant - similar in tone and approach, I... More

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“A bit rambling”

I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. I really couldn't make up my mind about this book. On the whole I think it rambled somewhat and lacked depth without any real resolution. Some interesting bits and... More

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Lucy-Bookworm

“I'm not quite sure what I expected this book to be, but what I got was something quite different.”

I'm not quite sure what I expected this book to be, but what I got was something quite different.
Sybil, a woman younger than her old-fashioned name would suggest, works at the Royal Institute of Prehistorical... More

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