Beryl Bainbridge's evocation of childhood in a rundown northern holiday resort.
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Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010) wrote eighteen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television. Five of her novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Every Man for Himself and Injury Time won the Whitbread Prize, The Bottle Factory Outing won the Guardian Fiction Prize and Master Georgie won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Four of her novels including An Awfully Big Adventure were adapted for film. In 2011, Bainbridge was honoured posthumously with a special Best of Beryl Man Booker Prize in recognition of her outstanding career. Her final novel, The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress, was published in 2011.Review:
Compelling, horrifying, dramatic . . . [a] Molotov cocktail of teenage insecurity and dangerously partial understanding of maturity * Evening Standard * A sharp, chilling novel . . . The ending has real shock effect * Sunday Times * An extremely original and disconcerting story * Daily Telegraph *
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Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 2000, 2000. Book Condition: New. New hardback. Fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # A172954
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110715606573
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0715606573