24 for 3

24 for 3

2.47 (65 ratings by Goodreads)
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Do cricketers blush? What happens if the ball hits a seagull? Can a woman have a lover and a husband and still keep her family together? Can the rules be changed? Friday: as a Test match between England and India begins, a woman's attention is torn between a husband who is all too keen to explain the rules, a lover who prefers mystery, and a sixteen-year-old son who hasn't come home. By Tuesday night the match will have been won or lost. Or perhaps it will have reached a draw in which only pride may be salvaged? 24 for 3 is a perfectly crafted, funny and moving masterpiece about love, family, passion and whether or not one should play by the rules.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 111 x 178mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747597928
  • 9780747597926
  • 1,075,499

Review quote

'24 for 3 contains some of the tightest, cleanest writing I have seen in a long time This is a little marvel. It's funny, clever, illuminating, deeply kind-hearted and it doesn't overstay its welcome. It's not self-indulgent: things happen in it, surprising things, like in an old-fashioned novel, yet it's perfectly contemporary; and every word has been chosen with subtle care' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'Exceptionally intellectually nimble as well as freshly expressed [Walker] is a very fine poet and it shows' Susannah Clapp, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review 'This is such a gem. I wish I'd written it' Suzannah Dunn 'Read 24 for 3. Give it to smart friends, dull ones, brainy and dense ones; leave it on the train instead of a newspaper. I hope it outsells Alan Bennett's delightful squib, The Uncommon Reader, because it achieves the hardest thing in fiction: joy from difficulty, while maintaining a sense of unforced truth' Spectatorshow more

About Jennie Walker

Jennie Walker is a pen-name of Charles Boyle, an award-winning poet. Charles lives in London with his wife and two sons.show more

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65 ratings
2.47 out of 5 stars
5 3% (2)
4 17% (11)
3 28% (18)
2 29% (19)
1 23% (15)
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