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Next Of Kin

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The land running down to the River Dean has been farmed by the Meredith family for generations. Robin Meredith bought the farm from his father, just before he married his wife Caro and now he and his brother Joe work on the land. But now Caro has died, as much as a mystery to the family as she was when she arrived twenty years ago, and the whole family feels her loss acutely, none more so than her adopted daughter Judy. Into this unhappy family comes Zoe, Judy's London friend, an outsider with an independent spirit and a disturbing directness.Everyone underestimates Zoe's power as a catalyst for change as the realities behind the seeming idyll of a rural community become ever clearer..show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • port.
  • 0552997005
  • 9780552997003
  • 317,182

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"Extraordinarily powerful" * Mail on Sunday * "A devastatingly acute picture of a harsh rural world" * The Sunday Times * "Certainly one of her best" * Daily Telegraph * "A richly satisfying novel, sometimes dark, but compulsively readable, and imagined with a warmth that makes its determined realism oddly uplifting" * Sunday Express * "Her fine, gripping and unflinching novel" * The Times *show more

About Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuaunces and dilemmas of life in present-day England. She has also written a number of historical novels and Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire and now lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.show more

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"Her fine, gripping and unflinching novel"show more

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'Fine, gripping and unflinching' The Times The land running down to the River Dean has been farmed by the Meredith family for generations. Robin Meredith bought the farm from his father, just before he married his wife Caro, and he and his brother Joe work on the land. But now Caro has died, as much a mystery to the family as she was when she arrived from California twenty years ago, leaving Robin and the rest of the family to cope with the loss. With Caro gone, her daughter Judy feels cut adrift, while Joe's despair is deeper than anyone suspects. Into this unhappy family comes Zoe, Judy's London friend, an outsider with an independent spirit and a disturbing directness. Everyone underestimates Zoe's power as a catalyst for change as the realities behind the seeming idyll of a rural community become ever clearer. 'A devastatingly acute picture of a harsh rural world' Sunday Times 'Extraordinarily powerful' Mail on Sundayshow more

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664 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 11% (70)
4 31% (208)
3 45% (301)
2 10% (65)
1 3% (20)
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