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The author of the book: Julia Rochester
Language: English
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The size of the: 537 KB
Edition: Penguin
Date of issue: April 7th 2016
ISBN: 0241971691
ISBN 13: 9780241971697
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016

Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester's The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut

When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die.

John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map.

His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histo­ries. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull.

The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront: who are we responsible for and, ultimately, who do we belong to?

'Wonderfully crisp and funny, and so full of vivid, surprising images that the reader almost doesn't notice the moment that deep secrets begin to be revealed. I enjoyed this book so much' Emma Healey, bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing


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Ebook The House at the Edge of the World read Online! Julia Rochester grew up in East Devon on the Exe Estuary.

She has worked for the BBC World Service on programmes in Portuguese for Africa and for Amnesty International as Researcher on Brazil. She has also been the managing editor of her own small publishing company, Corvo Books.

A graduate in Modern Languages, she is fluent in German and Portuguese and has lived and worked in Germany and Brazil.

She lives in London with her husband and daughter.


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OSCAR

Contradictory. On the one hand, it pulls in and on the other ...

IBRAHIM

Interesting read for true fans

TILLY

Fun book for children and their parents

FREYA

When you regret the book ends!




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