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A Trick I Learned from Dead Men

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, imagine all is lost until Lee lands a traineeship at their local funeral home and discovers there is life after death. Here, in the company of a crooning ex-publican, a closet pole vaulter, a terminally-ill hearse driver, and the dead of their local town, old wounds begin to heal and love arrives as a beautiful florist aboard a 'Fleurtations' delivery van.But death is closer than Lee Hart thinks. Somewhere among the quiet lanes and sleepy farms something else is waiting. And it is closing in. Don't bring your work home with you, that's what they say. Too late.Sometimes sad, often hilarious and ultimately tragic and deeply moving, A Trick I Learned from Dead Men is a pitch perfect small masterpiece from a writer described by Richard Ford as having 'a moral grasp upon life that is grave, knowing, melancholy, often extremely funny and ultimately optimistic'.

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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
ISBN: 1-4713-1296-8 / 978-1-4713-1296-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
ISBN: 0-224-09643-5 / 978-0-224-09643-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
ISBN: 0-09-957019-X / 978-0-09-957019-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
ISBN: 1-4713-1297-6 / 978-1-4713-1297-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
ISBN: 1-5318-2176-6 / 978-1-5318-2176-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men
Author(s): Kitty Aldridge
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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