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Marjorie Hemming, marriage guidance counsellor, craves concord and harmony the way other people need cigarettes. She longs for all her quarrelling couples to be reconciled, and is delighted when people start to mistake her for an angelic nurse in a hospital TV drama series. But her alarmingly skinny teenage daughter has secrets she won't reveal, and some couples just refuse to kiss and make up. Even stalwart Nurse Rose is acting out of character as she launches herself into an obviously doomed marriage. Marjorie has knitted her world together with care - is it starting to fray?

    

"She has a deft touch... Boyt is a dab hand at dialogue... there is much here to enjoy." - Penelope Lively

"A wonderful novel about the quiet unravelling that can take place within us." - Deborah Moggach


Used availability for Susie Boyt's Only Human

Hardback Editions

July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Only Human
Author(s): Susie Boyt
ISBN: 0-7472-7098-8 / 978-0-7472-7098-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only Human
Author(s): Susie Boyt
ISBN: 0-7472-6516-X / 978-0-7472-6516-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA