A Girl in Winter

A Girl in Winter

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Philip Larkin's second novel was first published in 1947. This story of Katherine Lind and Robin Fennel, of winter and summer, of war and peace, of exile and holidays, is memorable for its compassionate precision and for the uncommon and unmistakable distinction of its writing.

'A Girl in Winter is a beautifully constructed, funny and profoundly sad book.' Andrew Motion

'One of the finest and most sustained prose poems in the language.' John Bayley
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 125 x 200 x 20mm | 235g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571225810
  • 9780571225811
  • 128,181

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"'A Girl in Winter is a beautifully constructed, funny and profoundly sad book.' Andrew Motion"
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About Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922 and educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and St John's College, Oxford. As well as his volumes of poems, which include The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, he wrote two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, and two books of collected journalism: All What Jazz: A Record Diary and Required Writing: Miscellaneous Prose. He worked as a librarian at the University of Hull from 1955 until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the WHSmith Award.
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712 ratings
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5 24% (173)
4 43% (303)
3 24% (173)
2 8% (55)
1 1% (8)
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