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Description - The Book Of Colour by Julia Blackburn

'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 SundayThe 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099440734
ISBN-10: 0099440733
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn is the author of Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island, Daisy Bates in the Desert, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones/Esquire Non-Fiction Award, The Book of Colour which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and, most recently, The Leper's Companions, also shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Suffolk

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