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Miracles of Life

(2008)
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'Miracles of Life' opens and closes in Shanghai, the city where J.G.Ballard was born, and where he spent the most of the Second World War interned with his family in a Japanese concentration camp. In the intervening chapters Ballard creates a memoir that is both an enthralling narrative and a detailed examination of the events which would profoundly influence his work. Beginning with his early childhood spent exploring the vibrant surroundings of pre-war Shanghai, Ballard charts the course of his remarkable life from the deprivations and unexpected freedoms of the Lunghua Camp to his return to a Britain physically and psychologically crippled by war. He explores his subsequent involvement in the dramatic social changes of the 1960s, and the adjustments to life following the premature death of his wife. In prose displaying his characteristic precision and eye for detail, Ballard recounts the experiences which would fundamentally shape his writing, while simultaneously providing an striking social analysis of the fragmented post-war Britain that lies behind so many of his novels. 'Miracles of Life' is an utterly captivating account of an extraordinary writer's extraordinary life.

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, An Autobiography
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-87140-420-6 / 978-0-87140-420-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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February 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Miracles of Life: An Autobiography Shanghai to Shepperton
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-7531-9524-0 / 978-0-7531-9524-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-727072-0 / 978-0-00-727072-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2008 : UK Hardback

Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-727793-8 / 978-0-00-727793-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton : an Autobiography
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-727234-0 / 978-0-00-727234-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): Ballard J G
ISBN: 0-00-789014-1 / 978-0-00-789014-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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December 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, an Autobiography
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-7531-9525-9 / 978-0-7531-9525-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): Ballard J G
ISBN: 0-00-785198-7 / 978-0-00-785198-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Promotion
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Miracles Of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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February 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Miracles Of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-727329-0 / 978-0-00-727329-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, An Autobiography
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   


September 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Miracles of Life
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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