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The Birdcage

(2011)
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In John Bowen's The Birdcage Peter Ash and Norah Palmer have been living together for nine years. Having never seen the point in getting married they are the epitome of a modern successful career-oriented couple; Peter is the compere for a series of 'art' films and Norah is the Script Editor for the Drama Department of a commercial television company. Why then when holidaying in Venice does Peter decide to break up their long-lasting relationship? What happens to their order and sense of self when he succeeds?

By turns wildly funny and frightening The Birdcage is a novel about the end of a love affair, the repercussions and the emotional fallout. A host of brilliantly created characters people the book, including Bunty Bates the policewoman, and Edward Laverick, a playwright who finds himself the object of a hunt.

Bowen creates a world that his readers can relate to and analyses the social and psychological end of a relationship. At times comical and tragic The Birdcage remains an original and exciting novel 44 years after its first publication in 1964.

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Hardback Editions

January 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Birdcage
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-08657-8 / 978-0-571-08657-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Birdcage
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-24185-9 / 978-0-571-24185-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: The birdcage
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-586-02475-1 / 978-0-586-02475-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Birdcage
Author(s): John Bowen
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA