Offshore, Human Voices, the Beginning of Spring
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Offshore, Human Voices, the Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
Book DescriptionSixty-one when she published her first novel, Penelope Fitzgerald based many subsequent books on the experiences of a long and varied life. Offshore, which won the Booker Prize in 1979, explores her time living on a barge at Battersea Reach. Human Voices takes place in the BBC where she worked during World War II. Both are vivid, intimate pictures of ordinary life, startling, sad and funny by turns, conjuring up complex worlds with the economy of poetry. The Beginning of Spring is an historical novel operating on a larger canvas. It presents a life unknown to the author through a story of English emigres in pre-Revolutionary Russia and has been described by one critic as the best 'Russian' novel of the twentieth century. Written with energy, passion and wit, and each quite different from the others, all three of these masterpieces reveal a lightness of touch with the most serious matters unlike anything else in contemporary fiction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857152692
(210mm x 135mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Penelope Fitzgerald
Gate of Angels, Paperback / softback (October 2015)
At Cambridge University in 1912, a physics student crashes into a beautiful young nurse on his bicycle. When they awake in the same bed they are left to ponder whether this was simply a random accident or perhaps something greater. Featuring an introduction by Philip Hensher.
Human Voices, Paperback / softback (August 2015)
Penelope Fitzgerald's enchanting novel of the BBC in London during World War II. Featuring an introduction by Mark Damazer.
Bookshop, Paperback / softback (June 2015)
"A marvelously piercing fiction" ("Times Literary Supplement"), shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Featuring an introduction by David Nicholls.
Beginning of Spring, Paperback / softback (April 2015)» View all books by Penelope Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald's novel of pre-revolutionary Moscow, shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Featuring an introduction by Andrew Miller.
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