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The Lessons

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From the author of The Power, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017

James, always the outsider, enters Oxford - high seat of privilege, wealth and ambition. There he meets Mark Winters - dissolute, astonishingly, heartbreakingly rich, and pitilessly cruel - and the fellow students he has gathered around him: untouchable Emmanuella; on-again/off-again Simon and Franny; and passionate, true Jess.

The nights - and many of the days - become one long party. Friendships are made, and broken. Lovers swapped, or dropped. It is all beguiling and bewitching. Everything James dreamed of but never quite believed in.

But after university they are each cast out into an indifferent world. Free of Mark and his dark influence, they are lost to one another, until one night tragedy strikes . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141025964
  • 9780141025964
  • 159,512

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A world as beautiful and sinister as any in a fairytale. A pleasure to read Independent
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Remarkable. Alderman is a supremely talented writer * Joanne Harris * A glittering style, a compulsive pleasure. A seductive homage to Donna Tartt and Brideshead Revisited * Metro * A world as beautiful and sinister as any in a fairytale. A pleasure to read * Independent *
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About Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman is the author of four novels. In 2006 she won the Orange Award for New Writers and in 2007 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, as well as being selected as one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. All of her novels have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. In 2013 she was selected for the prestigious Granta Best of Young British Writers. She lives in London.
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1,155 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (483)
3 31% (357)
2 9% (107)
1 2% (21)
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