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Simon Austen is serving a life sentence for murder. Intelligent but illiterate, charming but also damaged, brutal and manipulative, he admits to what he's done but his motives are far from clear, even to himself. Then Simon learns to read and write. From his high security prison he begins an illicit correspondence with a series of women. The more he learns - about them and about himself - the higher the stakes become. Simon finds himself on a perilous, unpredictable and sometimes hilarious journey as he stumbles towards self-knowledge and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 299.38g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753818612
  • 9780753818619

Review quote

'Kathy Page's novel is a claustrophobic page-turner focused on a manipulative young man called Simon, who's serving a life sentence for having strangled his girlfriend... Page makes his journey towards partial redemption an intriguing one.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYshow more

About Kathy Page

Kathy Page was born in London. She was Writer in Residence at a British prison in 1992 and lives on a remote Canadian island with her husband and more

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182 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 19% (35)
4 38% (70)
3 25% (46)
2 13% (23)
1 4% (8)
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