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Abbie Fenton wants a baby. Her husband Felix, not unaware of the thunderous ticking of Abbie's biological clock, wants to oblige but their home has still to be blessed. Cue the usual round of doctors, tests, probes and scans - all to no avail.

So Abbie - adopted at birth - decides that if she can't have a child then she must at least discover whose child she is. Soon, she and Felix are caught up in a make-or-break search for family, identity and meaning. And little do they know quite where the journey will take them ...

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Felix and Hannah are trying for a baby, without much luck. This Felix can live with, but not Hannah. So together they travel from their Pennines home out into a wider Britain, searching for a baby as well as for Hannah's own mother, for Hannah was an adopted child. Two journeys in search of a family that move across a contemporary landscape that will be familiar to readers from the author's previous prose works. Simon Armitage is famous for his poetry, of course, but also for the travel book/memoir All Points North and one previous novel, Little Green Man (currently being filmed by the BBC). It is quite possible that in a few years time he will be better known, at least to a wider audience, as a novelist who started out writing poetry.

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Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and is regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. After university he worked as a probation officer in Manchester; he also presented Radio 4's poetry series Stanza for five years. His first prose book ALL POINTS NORTH was published by Viking in 1998. His first novel LITTLE GREEN MAN was published by Viking in 2001. His most recent projects include a translation of THE ODYSSEY for Radio 4, and a screenplay for the BBC. He lives near Huddersfield.

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