By (author) Libby Purves
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Home Leave by Libby Purves
Book DescriptionCatherine 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 DetailsISBN: 9780340829882
(196mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Libby Purves
Mischief Among the Penguins, Paperback (December 2015)
Mischief among the Penguins is H.W. Tilman's 1961 book about his voyage to the Southern Ocean islands of Crozet and Kerguelen. It bears testament to his ocean navigation skills and seamanship. The accounts of the island anchorages, their snow-covered heights, geology and the flora and fauna pay tribute to the interests and ingenuity of his crew.
Conference at Cold Comfort Farm, Paperback (August 2011)
Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labeled'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'.
Do You Think You're Clever?, Paperback (June 2010)
The brilliant offbeat guide to tackling Oxbridge's infamously challenging interview questions
Shadow Child, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Libby Purves
A powerful novel from Radio 4 presenter and Times columnist Libby Purves, inspired by the loss of her own son
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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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