Grace and Truth
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Grace and Truth

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Description

Sally, a successful actress, returns to her house in Goatstown from a European tour, just wanting to rest and to see her husband, Charlie, again. When Charlie announces that he's leaving her, Sally angrily forces him to pack his bags at once. But maybe, she wonders later, she really is too hard to live with? Hoping for some glimmer of insight into the family secrets that have always dogged her, Sally turns to her grandfather, the frosty old Bishop she has never really known.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 18mm | 184g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747267529
  • 9780747267522
  • 571,006

Review quote

Masterly -- Penelope Lively * Sunday Times * Jennifer Johnston is a brilliant storyteller...The reader is instantly hooked...Don't miss it * Literary Review * Praise for GRACE AND TRUTH: A deceptively simple piece [which takes] the reader, in a spirit of compassion, towards the very heart of darkness * Sunday Telegraph * 'Johnston is 75 this year; would that more writers - regardless of age - had her restraint, her succinct way with character and her flair for language' * The Times *show more

About Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any generation. She has won the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST), the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award (for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS), the Yorkshire Post Award, Best Book of the Year (twice, for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS and HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON?). She has also been shortlisted for the Booker Prize with SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN.show more

Review Text

'Johnston is 75 this year; would that more writers - regardless of age - had her restraint, her succinct way with character and her flair for language' The Timesshow more

Rating details

83 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 12% (10)
4 37% (31)
3 36% (30)
2 11% (9)
1 4% (3)
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