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A Quiet Life

(1976)
A novel by

 
Alan, a schoolboy living in a seaside village after the war, is concerned about the behaviour of his sister Madge. She has been seen talking to a German prisoner on the beach. Gradually her nightly disappearances affect the whole household. The parents become bitterly estranged, the wireless is turned up full volume so the neighbours won't hear the rows and the slamming of doors. Inexorably, Alan's consience and his love for his family lead to disaster. Does time distort or clarify events in the past? After twenty years can one ever be sure they took place at all? First published in 1976, this is a reissue of a novel by Beryl Bainbridge.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: A Quiet Life (Flamingo)
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-00-654008-2 / 978-0-00-654008-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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April 1977 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wonderful Years
Author(s): Reiner Kunze
ISBN: 0-8076-0860-2 / 978-0-8076-0860-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: George Braziller
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March 1977 : USA Hardback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-8076-0846-7 / 978-0-8076-0846-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: George Braziller
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September 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-7156-1139-9 / 978-0-7156-1139-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: A Quiet Life (VMC)
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 1-84408-863-4 / 978-1-84408-863-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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December 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-14-023417-9 / 978-0-14-023417-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-7156-2936-0 / 978-0-7156-2936-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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February 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-7867-0635-X / 978-0-7867-0635-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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1979 : UK Paperback
Title: A quiet life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-00-615642-8 / 978-0-00-615642-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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March 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-451-07969-8 / 978-0-451-07969-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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September 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-00-614801-8 / 978-0-00-614801-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

December 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Quiet Life
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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July 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: A Quiet Life: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0-7540-0674-3 / 978-0-7540-0674-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: A Quiet Life: A Novel
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: Open Road Media
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March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Quiet Life (VMC Book 135)
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: Virago
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March 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Quiet Life (VMC)
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: Virago
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