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    Quite Contrary (Paperback) By (author) Suzannah Dunn

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    DescriptionThe award-winning debut novel from the author of Venus Flaring and Tenterhooks. Elizabeth, a young, overworked hospital doctor, gets a phone call from her father late on a Friday night telling her that her mother is dangerously ill. Over the course of the weekend that follows, Elizabeth, on duty as ever and confronting the barely controlled chaos of a busy casualty ward, finds moments to reminisce about her childhood, its joys and its miseries. Past and present are interwoven in a series of vivid tableaux, drawing the reader into an intimate understanding of Elizabeth's life as a whole.


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    Title
    Quite Contrary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suzannah Dunn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 166 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780006544791
    ISBN 10: 0006544797
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Flamingo
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Suzannah Dunn is the author of nine previous books of fiction: 'Darker Days Than Usual', 'Blood Sugar', 'Past Caring', 'Quite Contrary', 'Venus Flaring', 'Tenterhooks', 'Commencing Our Descent', 'The Queen of Subtleties' and her most recent success 'The Sixth Wife'. She lives in Shropshire.
    Review quote
    'In this vivid picture of "normal" life, Dunn's Elizabeth, the oldest of three sisters, is a witty, down-to-earth female whom you really care for. Quite Contrary isn't a weepy slice of bedtime reading, it's a well-observed chapter on growing up - and it proves a touching and remarkably unpredictable read.' Time Out