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Penelope Fitzgerald; Alan Hollinghurst / Jot Davies Stephanie Racine
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZEFEATURED ON BBC’S BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUBPenelope Fitzgerald’s Booker Prize-winning novel of loneliness and connecting is set among the houseboat community of the Thames with an introduction from Alan Hollinghurst.On Battersea Reach a mixed bag of the temporarily lost and the patently eccentric live on houseboats rising and falling with the tide of the Thames.There is good-natured Maurice by occupation a male prostitute by chance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard an ex-navy man whose boat much like its owner dominates the Reach. Then there is Nenna an abandoned wife and mother of two young girls running wild on the muddy foreshore whose domestic predicament as it deepens will draw this disparate community together.

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 15th December 2016
  • Duration 05 Hrs. 01 Mins.