The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing

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How can he make sense of the world when he can't even make sense of himself?

Joe is not like other boys. At 14 he is obsessed with birds and the weather - but to this sensitive and gentle young man, other people are a mystery. When Joe is sent away to stay with his quirky artist aunt in Holland, only his relationships with his aunt and his new friend, Emmie, help him as he struggles to makes sense of the world.

Fifteen years later, Joe is a man - but still at odds with other people, and a virgin. Returning to Amsterdam, the place where he was closest to happiness, Joe witnesses a tragedy and discovers a secret that throws his life into turmoil - but this may ultimately lead him to find the one thing he has always craved...

The Most Beautiful Thing is a coming-of-age tale with a twist that will appeal to fans of Ann Enright and Penelope Lively. Tender and insightful, it will make you see the world with new eyes.

"Robyn is the real thing. A gifted writer who understands the complexities of the human soul." Jacqui Lofthouse

"A thoughtful and moving writer who has a great sense of human emotion." Michael Kimball
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 17mm | 337g
  • Malvern, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0957158475
  • 9780957158474
  • 1,112,047

Rating details

566 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 21% (120)
4 35% (199)
3 32% (183)
2 9% (50)
1 2% (14)
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