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Inside the Whale
by Jennie Rooney
Stephanie Stanford, recently widowed, must tell her family the truth. Meanwhile, Michael's memories are squashed into a shoebox (along with Queen Mathilda's Dickin Medal for Bravery - for pigeons) ready for his move to hospital. But Anna, a young healthcare assistant, has the patience - and rare tenderness - to eke out his story.
Stephanie Stanford, recently widowed, must tell her family the truth. But the past is complicated and difficult to untangle. Meanwhile, Michael's memories are squashed into a shoebox (along with Queen Mathilda's Dickin Medal for Bravery - for pigeons) ready for his move to hospital. Michael has never been good at putting things into words; he's more comfortable with the click of Morse code. But Anna, a young healthcare assistant, has the patience - and rare tenderness - to eke out his story. And so he begins.
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"Fresh, funny and wise, balancing emotional turmoil with a vivid turn of phrase" * Marie Claire * "Funny, sad, unputdownable - an absolute tour de force" -- Katie Fforde "An elegant, funny and moving first novel... a wonderful, memorable musing on life, fate and love" * Sunday Express * "A deeply affecting story ... Rooney confidently moves between two narrators and shifting times, vividly recreating Blitz-torn London and the Africa of the same period" * Guardian * "This heartfelt debut novel offers a witty twist on a WWII romance" * Red *
About Jennie Rooney
Jennie Rooney was born in Liverpool in 1980. She read History at the University of Cambridge and taught English in France before moving to London to work as a lawyer. Inside the Whale, was a Richard and Judy debut choice, Tesco Book Club selection and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Her other novels include The Opposite of Falling and, most recently, Red Joan.
Inside the Whale by Jennie Rooney
Used - Very Good
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Waterstone's New Writer of the Year 2009 Short-listed for Costa First Novel Award 2008
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