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Linda Grant

Read an extract from A Stranger City by Linda Grant

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships – and some, like Chrissie intersect with many. The film-maker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives – or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate – or have they? The wonderful Linda Grant weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birth place can decide how we live and with whom.

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The Dark Circle – shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

We’re thrilled that Linda Grant’s new novel, The Dark Circle, has been shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. The book is out in paperback now, and you can buy it from Waterstones, WHSmith, Amazon and independent bookshops. All over Britain life is beginning again now the war is over but for Lenny and […]

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Fifty Shades . . . of Feminism

Everyone’s talking about Fifty Shades again this week.* We can only assume they’re celebrating our recent paperback release of Fifty Shades of Feminism, the seminal, eye-opening, downright essential collection of short takes on feminism today! Is being a woman all about submitting to desire?  There are many more shades than that . . . and here are fifty […]

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