Human Croquet

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Written by the Whitbread prizewinner Kate Atkinson, ‘Human Croquet’ is an exhilarating and witty novel which provides an audacious blend of history, Shakespeare, and a hilariously dysfunctional family of eccentrics.

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The brilliant and profound second novel from the three-times Costa prizewinner and number one bestseller Kate Atkinson.

‘Vivid, richly imaginative, hilarious and frightening by turns’ Observer

Once it had been the great forest of Lythe. And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor.

But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled too; now they live in ‘Arden’ at the end of Hawthorne Close and are hardly a family at all.

But Isobel Fairfax, who drops into pockets of time and out again, knows about the past. She is sixteen and waiting for the return of her mother Рthe thin, dangerous Eliza with her scent of nicotine, Arp̬ge and sex, whose disappearance is part of the mystery that still remains at the heart of the forest.

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Weight 0.304 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

381

Language

English

Edition

reissue

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K