A Change of Climate: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

 

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I hope that Hilary Mantel returns to contemporary settings, much as I love her period work. This novel, set amongst the virtuous and socially liberal in the countryside is bracing, challenging, funny ... Read full review

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About the Bantu Education Act, a prophecy of the present: " In twenty years' time, or in forty years' time, when this idiocy is over, how will you put wisdom into heads that have been deprived of it ... Read full review

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Contents

ONE
5
TWO
13
THREE
28
FOUR
61
FIVE
110
SIX
142
SEVEN
172
EIGHT
227
NINE
265
TEN
299
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Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of many novels including Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Bring Up the Bodies, Book Two of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Fludd, Beyond Black, Every Day Is Mother's Day, and Vacant Possession. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Mantel was the winner of the Hawthornden Prize, and her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. She lives in England with her husband.

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