The Mirabelles
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The Mirabelles

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Annie Freud's award-winning first collection, The Best Man That Ever Was, introduced readers to a remarkably versatile new voice; The Mirabelles delivers a similarly exhilarating cornucopia - the Mask of Temporary Madness, Marc Almond, mini-novels a sonnet long, Carottes Vichy, and the most gripping account of a billiard game you'll ever read. However, in a new sequence derived from family letters, Freud has invented almost a new kind of writing: neither `found' nor `made' in the conventional sense, these poems are profoundly moving, and startling in their boldly unfashionable lack of irony.

Elsewhere The Mirabelles is full of the world-stuff - the clothes and food, the art and social intrigues - with which we dress and conceal our deeper emotions and appetites. In the end, this is a book about reality and its representations, and the truth and lies we tell about ourselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 7mm | 109g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprints
  • 0330519077
  • 9780330519076
  • 535,580

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"Original, moving, smart and memorable." --Andrew Motion, author, "In the Blood" "Original, moving, smart and memorable." Andrew Motion, author, "In the Blood""
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About Annie Freud

Annie Freud grew up in London and graduated in English and European Literature at the University of Warwick. She has one daughter, May.
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17 ratings
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