And third chances? In fact, an infinite number of chances to live your life?
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Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread now Costa Book of the Year Award in and she has been a critically-acclaimed international bestselling author ever since. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet and Emotionally Weird.
Case Histories introduced her readers to Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, and won various awards including the Saltire Book of the Year Award. It was her third novel to feature the former private detective Jackson Brodie, who also made a welcome return in Started Early, Took My Dog.
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The Shock of the Fall tells the story of Matthew and Simon, two brothers who are separated yet united by a tragic accident. Exploring themes of loss, grief and mental illness, this extraordinary novel transports the reader directly into the mind of Matthew and his slow descent into madness as he confronts his role in the boyhood death of his older brother ten years ago.
He is a qualified mental health nurse and for many years worked for the mental health service in Bristol where he still lives. The Shock of the Fall was subject to an eleven-way auction and bought by HarperCollins for a substantial six figure sum. It will be published in paperback in January by The Borough Press and will also be published in twelve other countries, including Israel from where he was once deported for reasons of national security. His stand-up poetry has been a regular fixture at festivals and spoken-word events across the UK, including Latitude, Port Eliot, and Wilderness.
He intended to establish the utopian modern state upon his muddled fascist and artistic ideals and create a social paradigm for the rest of the world. It was a fittingly dramatic pinnacle to a career that had been essentially theatrical. Lucy Hughes-Hallett is an award-winning cultural historian, biographer and critic. The Pike has won the Samuel Johnson Prize and it was chosen as Book of the Year by more critics than any other book in She began her career as a feature writer on Vogue, after having won the Vogue Talent Contest, and subsequently won the Catherine Pakenham Award for young female journalists.
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She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. These poems offer a similarly potent and sensory multiplicity, unified through the formal constraint of poems of 15 lines.
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Like the medieval psalters echoed in its title, this collection contains both the sacred and profane. Here are hymns of praise and lamentation, songs of wonder and despair, journeying effortlessly through physical and metaphysical landscapes, from financial markets and urban sprawl to deserts and dark nights of the soul.
Michael Symmons Roberts was born in in Preston, Lancashire. Eliot Prize. He has received major awards from the Arts Council and the Society of Authors. Meet Ada Goth. Then, one night, everything changes when Ada meets a ghostly mouse called Ishmael.
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