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Graham Swift
GRAHAM SWIFT was born in 1949 and is the author of ten novels; two collections of short stories; and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With 'Waterland' he won The Guardian Fiction Award, and with 'Last Order's the Booker Prize. Both... show more



GRAHAM SWIFT was born in 1949 and is the author of ten novels; two collections of short stories; and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With 'Waterland' he won The Guardian Fiction Award, and with 'Last Order's the Booker Prize. Both novels have since been made into films. His work has appeared in more than thirty languages.Photo credit: Janus van den Eijnden.

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Birth date: May 04, 1949
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fromfirstpagetolast rated it 3 years ago
Mothering Sunday, 1924. Jane Fairchild, like all other household staff, has the day off but having no mother to visit, she has the day to herself. The eventful day will help shape her future in unforeseen ways.Mothering Sunday is a short novel but is packed full of beautiful, evocative writing. It t...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 3 years ago
Giorno di festa. Coito e post coito. Coito. Ha pensato a tutto, Paul. Persino al contraccettivo (diaframma, tenete a mente). La giovane Jane, cameriera trovatella a servizio della famiglia Niven, da qualche anno ha una relazione col rampollo di casa Sheringham. Prima la pagava, poi promossala “am...
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JB's Reading Life rated it 3 years ago
The concept did not work for me. I loved the beginning and the intriguing flash forwards. The period was well drawn and the charcters skillfully and slowly fleshed out.There was suspense and a feeling of impending doom but then Mothering Sunday just petered out like an old balloon.
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EpicFehlReader rated it 5 years ago
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton—once a Devon farmer, now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park—receives the news that his brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have unexpected, far-reaching effects....
Yvette - Bookworlder
Yvette - Bookworlder rated it 5 years ago
Strip everything away and this is just the story of a day in which a maid has her last tryst with the youngest, soon to be married son of an upper class Berkshire family. Oh, but it is the everything that makes this little book. Within the story of that day and that tryst (so, adults only on this...
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