24 for 3

24 for 3

2.47 (65 ratings by Goodreads)
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Friday: as a Test match between England and India begins, a woman's attention is torn between her husband's insistence on explaining the rules of cricket, her lover's preference for mystery, and the worrying disappearance of her sixteen-year-old stepson. By Tuesday night the outcome of the match will become clear - but whatever happens, the lives of the players will be changed forever. 24 for 3 is a funny and moving story about love, family, and whether or not one should always play by the rules.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 12mm | 18.14g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747598754
  • 9780747598756
  • 884,307

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 'A gem' Salley Vickers 'Very original I loved it' Mick Jagger 'A lovely little novel 24 for 3 is written with beguiling simplicity, and the small wisdoms it offers up are readily accessible to readers who have never been able to make head or tail of cricket' Lionel Shriver, Daily Telegraphshow 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

Rating details

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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