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The Picture Book

(2011)
(The Undertow)
A novel by

 
 
Set against the rolling backdrop of a century of British history from WWI to the 'War on Terror', this is a family portrait captured in snapshots. First there is William, the factory lad who loses his life in Gallipoli, then his son Billy, a champion cyclist who survives the D-Day Landings on a military bicycle, followed by his crippled son Will who becomes an Oxford academic in the 1960s, and finally his daughter Billie, an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names - William, Billy, Will, Billie - echo down through the family, so too the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and secrets kept. Rich in drama and sensuous in detail, The Blue Album is a beautifully crafted story about fathers and sons, about fate and repetition, and about the possibility of breaking free.

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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-307-95709-8 / 978-0-307-95709-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-307-94694-0 / 978-0-307-94694-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Picture Book
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 1-84627-382-X / 978-1-84627-382-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Picture Book
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 1-84627-381-1 / 978-1-84627-381-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 1-60998-795-0 / 978-1-60998-795-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-7927-8782-X / 978-0-7927-8782-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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May 2012 : USA MP3 CD

Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-7927-8839-7 / 978-0-7927-8839-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Picture Book
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Picture Book
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Undertow
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Picture Book
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Portobello Books
Availability: Amazon UK