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Reversed Forecast

(1994)
A novel by

 
 
Reversed Forecast, the prize-winning first novel from England's greatest female comic novelist. Small Holdings is set in an attractive park in north London. The protagonists are Phil, a chronically shy gardener; Doug, his imposing and unpredictable supervisor; and a malevolent one-legged ex-museum curator called Saleem. Phil strives nobly to maintain his equilibrium despite being systematically mystified, brutalized, drugged, derided and seduced. But when he loses his eyebrows, he decides to fight back. Reversed Forecast is a novel of gambling and allergies, music and dogs, set in some of London's less scenic locations. Its characters select each other and try or don't try to make winning combinations. But, as Ruby, this story's soft-centred heroine, observes: 'Losing, that's the whole point of the gamble.'

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reversed Forecast
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-743605-X / 978-0-00-743605-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: Reversed Forecast
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-714799-6 / 978-0-00-714799-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reversed Forecast
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-571-17302-0 / 978-0-571-17302-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reversed Forecast
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-571-17301-2 / 978-0-571-17301-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reversed Forecast
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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