A Long Way from Verona

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Abacus, 2009 - Fiction - 242 pages
"I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal having had a violent experience at the age of nine." Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colours her schooldays and her reaction to the world around her - a confining world of Order Marks, wartime restrictions, viyella dresses, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea shops. For Jessica she has been told that she is 'beyond all possible doubt', a born writer.--Cover.

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Oh my goodness. I’ve just finished a book that has rocketed to the top of my list, and toppled all the other books nearby. It’s my new Favorite Book of All. And you simply must read it, too. It’s an ... Read full review

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My favorite author and my favorite genre - coming of age - perfection! Set during WWII, Jessica Vye refuses to conform or fit into her middle class Brit family or her school. The book is divided into ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was awarded an OBE in January 2009.

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