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000714315X
Paperback:Dancing backwards /:2010 Dancing backwards /
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Author: Vickers, Salley.
Publication year: 2010
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Fourth Estate,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007143153 (pbk): 000714315X : 9780007143153 :
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Originally published: 2009.
Violet Hetherington has taken the rash step of joining a transatlantic cruise ship to New York to visit Edwin, an old friend. As she makes the six day crossing, she relives the traumatic events that led to her losing Edwin's friendship, and abandoning her career as a poet, for the safety of marriage and domesticity.
'"Dancing Backwards" is a delightful read -- comic, sad, tender and utterly engrossing.' Lisa O'Kelly, Observer 'Salley Vickers has a gift for making the most unlikely settings for fiction absolutely compelling!peerless story telling.' Independent 'Packs a surprising emotional and intellectual punch!.a wonderfully satisfying, richly rewarding journey for the reader.' The Times 'This novels central triumph is its portrait of a heroine steadily -- and with immense hope -- working through the dramas of her quietly difficult life!that is perhaps Vickers's most appealing characteristic: her essential optimism.' Sunday Telegraph 'An elegant waltz through a personal history littered with betrayal and regret, crisply and carefully told.' Guardian 'Graceful and absorbing ... nobody can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as [Vickers] does.' Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times 'The sort of novel I really enjoy' John Bayley Praise for 'Instances of.
Originally published: 2009.
Violet Hetherington has taken the rash step of joining a transatlantic cruise ship to New York to visit Edwin, an old friend. As she makes the six day crossing, she relives the traumatic events that led to her losing Edwin's friendship, and abandoning her career as a poet, for the safety of marriage and domesticity.
Pages 264 p. ; 20 cm.
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DAISY:Dancing backwards:2009.:Unabridged.
Hardback:Dancing backwards:2009.
Large print:Dancing backwards:2010.:Large print ed.
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