This is Not a Novel

This is Not a Novel

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Johnny, an outstanding young swimmer, went missing nearly thirty years ago: drowned, or so everyone except his sister Imogen believes. How could this have happened? Encouraged, pushed even, from a child by his father, Johnny could have made the Olympic team, couldn't he? As Imogen gradually pieces together bits of her family history, we hear the tragic echoes that connect her with the Great War and Ireland in the nineteen-twenties. A compelling, multi-faceted gem of a novel from one of our finest authors.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 146 x 223 x 25mm | 384g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747269459
  • 9780747269458

About Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston started to write at the age of 35, and was instantly recognised as a remarkable talent. 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.
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133 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 16% (21)
4 35% (47)
3 36% (48)
2 8% (11)
1 5% (6)
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