By (author) Stanley Middleton
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Holiday by Stanley Middleton
Book DescriptionEdwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside - but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday. Edwin is seeking to understand the failure of his marriage to Meg, but it turns out that her parents are staying at the same resort - whether by accident or design - and are keen to patch up the relationship. As the past and his enigmatic wife loom larger, deeper truths emerge and the perspective shifts in unexpected ways. This is an extremely subtle story, a consummate portrait of English provincial life told with all Stanley Middleton's artistry and depth of feeling. It was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974. 'At first glance, or even at second, Stanley Middleton's world is easily recognizable...The excellence of art, for Middleton, is an exact vision of real things as they are. And because he is himself so exact an observer, his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour' - A.S. Byatt.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099527534
(196mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stanley Middleton
Harris's Requiem, Paperback (September 2014)
Thomas Harris is on the cusp of success as a classical composer with a growing reputation. When his father, a coal miner, dies Thomas decides to write a requiem for him which is also a thinly veiled attack on the powerful elite. In spite of opposition he finally succeeds in getting his work performed but how will the critics react?
Married Past Redemption, Paperback (September 2014)
David and Alison are a successful young couple planning their wedding, but they are surrounded by family and friends whose marriages have ended in failure. As each member of this close community struggles to make or re-make a life, Stanley Middleton tests the reality of present and past marriage, its possibilities and dangers, its hopes and fears.
After Dinner's Sleep, Paperback (September 2014)
One winter evening Alistair Murray opens his door to Eleanor Franks, a woman he has not seen for decades. A man apparently content with his life, even his retirement and bereavement have come as part of the natural order of things.
Holiday, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Stanley Middleton
Edwin Fisher has fled to a seaside resort of his childhood past to try to come to terms with the death of his baby son and the collapse of his marriage to Meg. On this strange and lonely holiday, as he seeks to understand what went wrong, Edwin must find some way to think about what he has been and decide upon where he can go next.
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Author Biography - Stanley Middleton
Stanley Middleton was joint winner of the Booker Prize with his novel Holiday. He lives in Nottingham, where most of his novels are set. Her Three Wise Men, his forty-fourth book, is available in Hutchinson hardback.
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