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Home Leave
By Libby Purves

Home Leave

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Home Leave by Libby Purves

Book Description

Catherine and Caroline, Toby and Mark were globetrotting siblings: British 'diplo-brats', whose childhood homes lay in Italy or Israel, France or Washington DC - wherever their father was posted at the time. But all that was years ago. Now Catherine is approaching middle-age, married to a life of cheeseparing selflessness looking after young offenders on a chilly organic farm; Mark is a prim supermarket executive, Caroline a wealthy Kensington wife, and Toby - well, Toby is a problem. The joker in the pack. He always was. Amid growing tensions, marriage-fatigue and unspoken resentments, the apparent tragedy of Toby's disappearance jolts his sisters and brother into making angry, anxious journeys: from California to Flanders, back in time and into their own hearts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340829882
ISBN-10: 0340829885
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Do You Think You're Clever? by Libby Purves Do You Think You're Clever?, Paperback (June 2010)

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Shadow Child by Libby Purves Shadow Child, Paperback (March 2010)

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Author Biography - Libby Purves

Libby Purves is a writer and also a broadcaster who has presented the talk programme Midweek on Radio 4 since 1984 and formerly presented Today. She is a main columnist on the Times and in 1999 was named the Granada "What the Papers Say" Columnist of the Year, and awarded a O.B.E for services to journalism. She lives in Suffolk with her husband the broadcaster and writer Paul Heiney.

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