Come to the Edge
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Come to the Edge

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Cassandra White is a woman on a mission. Her Lakeland farm may be falling apart, but at least she's escaped the madness of modern life. But when her valley is invaded by bankers buying up second homes, she's determined to put up a fight. What begins as a hare-brained scheme with a few unruly locals soon has the whole community taking up arms - and, before she knows it, Cassandra's leading a revolution...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 26mm | 280g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178087216X
  • 9781780872162
  • 643,356

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'An absolute knock-out - had me laughing again and again and then feeling very moved at the end. Such a stylish performance: an iron fist in a velvet glove' Chris Cleave. Chris Cleave 'Laugh? I nearly exploded reading Kavenna's knock-out satire on alternative lifestyle ... This book is just the job for any city slicker craving the good life' Daily Mail. Daily Mail 'Hugely - gigantically - enjoyable ... One of the most entertaining, fluent and readable novelists around' Observer. Observer 'Dark and very funny satire on second-home owners' Observer. Observer 'A terrific book-group choice ... Playful, inventive and very much of its time' Cressida Connolly, Spectator. Spectator 'Sharp, neat, well written and darkly comic' Seven magazine (Sunday Telegraph). Sunday Telegraphshow more

About Joanna Kavenna

Joanna Kavenna is the author of The Ice Museum, Inglorious (which won the Orange Prize for New Writing), The Birth of Love, Come to the Edge and A Field Guide to Reality. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Guardian, Observer, Telegraph, Spectator, London Review of Books and New York Times and she has held writing fellowships at St Antony's College Oxford and St John's College Cambridge. In 2011 she was named as one of the Telegraph's 20 Writers Under 40 and in 2013 was listed as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in Oxfordshire.show more

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'An absolute knock-out - had me laughing again and again and then feeling very moved at the end. Such a stylish performance: an iron fist in a velvet glove' Chris Cleave. Chris Cleaveshow more
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