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    DescriptionGranta Best is a young British novelist. Naomi Alderman's The Lessons reflects the truth that the lessons life teaches often come too late. Hidden away in an Oxford back street is a crumbling Georgian mansion, unknown to any but the few who possess a key to its unassuming front gate. Its owner is the mercurial, charismatic Mark Winters, whose rackety trust-fund upbringing has left him as troubled and unpredictable as he is wildly promiscuous. Mark gathers around him an impressionable group of students: glamorous Emmanuella, who always has a new boyfriend in tow; Franny and Simon, best friends and occasional lovers; musician Jess, whose calm exterior hides passionate depths. And James, already damaged by Oxford and looking for a group to belong to. For a time they live in a charmed world of learning and parties and love affairs. But university is no grounding for adult life, and when, years later, tragedy strikes they are entirely unprepared. "Sharp, funny and poignant". (Hilary Mantel). "Funny, tender and insightful". (Maureen Lipman, Guardian). Naomi Alderman grew up in the Orthodox Jewish community in northwest London. Her first novel, Disobedience, was published in 10 languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize. Like her second novel, The Lessons, it was broadcast as Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. She is a frequent radio broadcaster and she is a regular contributor to several publications including the Guardian and Prospect. She lives in London.


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    Title
    The Lessons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Naomi Alderman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141025964
    ISBN 10: 0141025964
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    12 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Naomi Alderman was born in London and brought up in the Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon where she still lives. She is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing Course.