9780330392617

The Idea of Perfection

Grenville, Kate

ISBN 10: 0330392611 / 0-330-39261-1
ISBN 13: 9780330392617
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 2002

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The Idea of Perfection is a romance between two people who have given up love. Set in rural New South Wales, Douglas Cheeseman and Harley Savage first clash over the conservation of the old bridge, but eventually a closer relationship develops.


 
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Book Description: Pan MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. Grenville makes awkward atmospheres and fumbling encounters wonderfully vivid. Read it and cringe The Times The Idea of Perfection is a funny and touching romance between two people who ve given up on love. Set in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, New South Wales, pop. 1374, it tells the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, and Harley Savage, a woman altogether too big and too abrupt for comfort. Harley is in Karakarook to foster Heritage , and Douglas is there to pull down the quaint old Bent Bridge. From day one, they re on a collison course. But out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites, something unexpected happens: sometimes even better than perfection. From these two reticent characters, besieged by two lifetimes of regret, doubt and dismay, Grenville manufactures an extraordinary comedy of manners, made all more powerful by her own reticence as a writer Guardian Outrageously entertaining Daily Mail Mined throughout with little pockets of danger and depth Guardian A truly amazing writer Rosie Boycott, chair of the Orange Prize jury. Bookseller Inventory # AA79780330392617

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Book Description: Pan MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. 'Grenville makes awkward atmospheres and fumbling encounters wonderfully vivid. Read it and cringe' The Times The Idea of Perfection is a funny and touching romance between two people who've given up on love. Set in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, New South Wales, pop. 1374, it tells the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, and Harley Savage, a woman altogether too big and too abrupt for comfort. Harley is in Karakarook to foster 'Heritage', and Douglas is there to pull down the quaint old Bent Bridge. From day one, they're on a collison course. But out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites, something unexpected happens: sometimes even better than perfection. 'From these two reticent characters, besieged by two lifetimes of regret, doubt and dismay, Grenville manufactures an extraordinary comedy of manners, made all more powerful by her own reticence as a writer' Guardian 'Outrageously entertaining' Daily Mail 'Mined throughout with little pockets of danger and depth' Guardian 'A truly amazing writer' Rosie Boycott, chair of the Orange Prize jury. Bookseller Inventory # AA79780330392617

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Book Description: Picador, London, 2000. Book Condition: New. Language: english. By the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2001, this is a witty and tender romance that demonstrates that sometimes, unexpectedly, there can be something better than perfection. Bookseller Inventory # 5058927

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