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    DescriptionSusannah Misselthwaite was gazing up at the brightness of the blue sky when the deer leapt in front of the car. She never knew what happened. Her husband Guy, Professor of Botany, hides from his grief in his greenhouse - without Susannah, everything is lost. Meanwhile, little Felix pores over photographs of his mother who is slipping from his memory more each day. Happiest sitting in the branches of a tree in the university's botanical garden, away from the emptiness of home, he presides over the dreams and dramas of those who pass beneath him. Teachers and students, young and old, happy, sad, or filled with longing, all find sanctuary and space for contemplation in this few square feet of soil.

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    A Bit of Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 197 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747585886
    ISBN 10: 0747585881

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    21 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rebecca Smith is the author of two other novels, The Bluebird Cafe and Happy Birthday and All That. Born in London, she lives in Southampton.
    Review quote
    'She's the perfect English miniaturist' Barbara Trapido 'I loved it and let her eye for detail lead me through her delightful world ... Truly touching, believable and gently compelling - I was sorry when I'd finished it' Mavis Cheek 'I did enjoy it ... She's the perfect antidote to all the heavy/miserable/pedantic/too-clever-for-their-own-good novelists whose works I may admire but whose novels I finish thinking thank God I'm done. I do so love her sense of humour' Margaret Forster 'A thoroughly charming, original and hugely readable novel' Nina Bawden