Jane Gardam The People on Privilege Hill

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The People on Privilege Hill

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A new collection of stories from Jane Gardam, a writer at the height of her powers — well-known for her caustic wit, free-wheeling imagination, love of humanity and wicked powers of observation, with a hint of the bizarre.

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Jane Gardam is a novelist, writer of short stories and author of children's books. She also reviews for the Spectator and the Telegraph, and writes for BBC radio, where her current project is 6 programmes on the suburbs. She lives in Kent, Wimbledon and Yorkshire. She is a winner of The Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a Lifetime's Contribution to Literature, twice winner of The Whitbread Fiction Award (for The Hollow Land and Queen of the Tambourine), and has been shortlisted for the Booker for God on the Rocks (which was also filmed for British TV). Her other books include The Flight of the Maidens, Faith Fox, Going into a Dark House and Missing the Midnight.

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her new collection exemplifies Gardam's zest for human oddity, which she explores with characteristic empathy and humour. LITERARY REVIEW Gardam's touch is deft and light...she's such a good writer...This is Jane Gardam's 16th book of fiction: may it not be her last The Spectator

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