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Canvey Island Hardcover – 1 May 2006

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury; 1st edition (1 May 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0747581878
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0747581871
  • Dimensions : 17.15 x 2.79 x 24.38 cm
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'Canvey Island, James Runcie's tender, intimate account of post-war England, left me both wistful and elated: wistful because of the inevitably compromised emotional lives of its characters, their furtiveness and timidity, their betrayals and bereavements; elated because the novel is so engaging, so well-shaped and so unsparingly, generously truthful.' Jim Crace 'More books should be like this: elegantly written, unpretentious and unashamed fun.' Joanne Harris on THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE 'The novel is a triumph of inspired imagination. Full of allusions, exotic and quixotic, artful and crafted.' FINANCIAL TIMES on THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE 'As in his previous novel, THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE, Runcie has taken a small nugget of history and polished it to delicious effect, capturing the flavour of everyday life in long-vanished societies.' Sunday Telegraph on THE COLOUR OF HEAVEN

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A spellbinding story of post-war Britain through the lives of one family

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