Gerard Woodward A Curious Earth

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A Curious Earth

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Aldous Jones is tempted to spend the day sitting in the kitchen after the death of his wife. But he resumes old pastimes until, one day, wandering in London, he finds in the National Gallery, Rembrandt's portrait of his housekeeper turned mistress. This potrait awakens in Aldous the desire for a new life, a new woman, sex and companionship.

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"Every now and then, you come across a book that is so intensely satisfying you want to buy a sack-load of copies and dole them out to strangers on the street, A Curious Earth is one....if only there were more writers of his calibre at work in Britain today" (Alastair Sooke Daily Telegraph)

"Though Woodward writes of family tragedy, his canvas is so busy with artfully drawn characters, telling incidents and the beautifully delineated ebb and flow of domestic life that the experience of reading him is richly involving, poignantly comic, and even somehow uplifting... his trilogy is a wonderful achievement" (Justine Jordan Guardian)

"This immediately convincing and captivating novel is full of wit and humour and joy" (David Flusfeder Financial Times)

"A masterful portrait of old age and loneliness. I cannot praise it highly enough. If you haven't read the previous books, no matter - you will" (Mail on Sunday)

"Woodward wears his influences lightly, and tells this strange story about living and dying in a voice as beautiful and bright as it is learned" (Melissa Katsoulis The Times)

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In the follow-up to Booker Prize shortlisted I’ll Go To Bed At Noon, Gerard Woodward concludes his trilogy of novels about his family with an hilariously poignant look at old age, loneliness and being young at heart.

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