The Book of Colour
By (author) Julia Blackburn
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Book of Colour by Julia Blackburn
Book Description'Wandering through dreams and nightmares from Praslin Islands to Mauritius and finally to England, the author unfolds the troubled lives of her forbears, cursed by racial prejudice, sexual inhibition and recurrent mental illness. This first novel is a powerfully and cleverly written expurgation of personal feelings, drawing the reader into a landscape like that of a Dali painting' - Eileen Cowey, Scotland on Sunday The Book of Colour is about childhood, about madness, about the fear of miscegenation - and about a pig. It establishes Julia Blackburn as one of the most original English writers since Chatwin. It was shortlisted for The Orange Prize 1996.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099440734
(198mm x 130mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julia Blackburn
Hubert, Hardback (March 2016)
Hubert is a solitary man who shapes his life by going to museums. He talks to few people and only about museums and art. When his neighbour downstairs, a lonely woman, tries to seduce him, he doesn't understand. He takes photos of the pictures he likes - usually of beautiful women - and paints copies of the paintings at home.
Threads, Hardback (April 2015)
John Craske, a Norfok fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned thirty-six, he fell seriously ill. For the rest of his life he kept moving in and out of what was described as 'a stuporous state'.
Thin Paths, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Julia Blackburn
The author and her husband moved to a little house in the mountains of northern Italy in 1999. She arrived as a stranger but a series of events brought her close to the old people of the village and they began to tell her their stories.
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Author Biography - Julia Blackburn
Julia Blackburn has written five books of non-fiction - Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island, Daisy Bates in the Desert, Old Man Goya and With Billie - a family memoir, The Three of Us, which won the 2009 J. R. Ackerley Award and, most recently, Thin Paths, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Biography Award and the 2012 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. She has also written the novel The Leper's Companions, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the author of seventeen short stories specially commisioned by BBC Radio, a selection of which were published in My Animals and Other Family, and four radio plays, including The Spellbound Horses.
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