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In the Place of Fallen Leaves

Tim Pears

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ISBN 10: 024113322X / ISBN 13: 9780241133224
Published by Hamish Hamilton, London, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine book in a fine DW, Including wrap around band with endorsements from A S Byatt & Salman Rushdie, Signed at Hay on Wye Lit Fest, Signed on titlepage, Signed in my presence, Signed , " Tim Pears, " Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 000137

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Title: In the Place of Fallen Leaves

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Emma Parker

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Hardback

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This overwhelmingly hot summer everything seems to be slowing down in the tiny Devon village where Alison lives, as if the sun is pouring hot glue over it. 'This idn't nothin',' says Alison's grandmother, recalling a drought when the earth swallowed lambs, and the summer after the war when people got electric shocks off each other. But Alison knows her grandmother's memory is lying: this is far worse. She feels that time has stopped just as she wants to enter the real world of adulthood. In fact, in the cruel heat of summer, time is creeping towards her, and closing in around the valley.


'Highly atmospheric ... It had an intoxicating, magical quality which completely beguiled me' Jeremy Paxman, Independent 'Constantly delightful and constantly surprising ... This novel is something completely new and exciting ... Comic and wry and elegiac and shrewd and thoughtful all at once. Please read it' A. S. Byatt 'The writing is so genuine. Nothing is posturing or romanticised. The characters really touched me. There's so much talent here' Barbara Trapido 'A remarkable first novel, which renders domestic detail fascinating and makes it quite possible to believe in magic' Sunday Times

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