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Peter Smart’s Confessions Paperback – 1 July 2008
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- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0007292775
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007292776
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.12 x 19.69 cm
- Publisher : Fourth Estate (1 July 2008)
- Language: : English
- Customer Reviews:
The characters have a true vitality in their grotesqueness, and no book is pointless which reminds us of the infinite variety of human experience.
Auberon Waugh, Evening Standard
The mother in Paul Bailey’s novel is awful enough to be able to bat for England for meanness.
The use of dialogue is especially brilliant and even recalls Henry Green.
About the Author
Paul Bailey is the author of At the Jerusalem (1967) which won the Somerset Maugham Award,Trespasses (1970),A Distant Likeness (1973), Peter Smart’s Confessions (1977), shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Old Soldiers (1980), Gabriel’s Lament (1986), also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Sugar Cane 1993. He was the first recipient of the E.M. Forster Award and won a George Orwell Prize for his essay ‘The Limitations of Despair’.