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The Promise of Happiness

(2004)
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Awards
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
The Judds, formerly of London N1, now scattered, are about to be thrown together again by the eldest child Juliet's release from prison in New York. The family is devastated by Juliet's conviction for art theft. The nature of this theft and the reasons for it plague all the protagonists. For Charles, the father, it is a challenge to his sense of rightness and proof of the disintegration of society. For his wife Daphne, it is a source of resentment and puzzlement. Brother Charlie and sister Sophie are less worried by the morality of the theft than by the dissolution of the certainties of family. For Juliet herself is bitter and wounded at being the scapegoat for a victimless crime. And she feels guilty for the pain she has caused. A powerful elegy to the idiocies and intimacies of family love, this is the captivating story of an apparently ordinary English family caught up in uncontrollable events, united again, as much by apprehension as celebration on the return of the prodigal daughter.

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December 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 0-312-34880-0 / 978-0-312-34880-9 (USA edition)
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2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
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December 2004 : Canada Hardback
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ISBN: 1-55278-467-3 / 978-1-55278-467-9 (Canada edition)
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August 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
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ISBN: 0-7475-7034-5 / 978-0-7475-7034-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-4088-0707-6 / 978-1-4088-0707-1 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness: A Novel
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-59691-379-7 / 978-1-59691-379-0 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness: 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century (21st Birthday Celebratory Edn)
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 0-7475-8998-4 / 978-0-7475-8998-3 (UK edition)
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August 2005 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Promise Of Happiness
Author(s): Justine Cartwright
ISBN: 1-55278-552-1 / 978-1-55278-552-2 (Canada edition)
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 0-7475-7781-1 / 978-0-7475-7781-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Promise Of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 0-7475-7706-4 / 978-0-7475-7034-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-55278-458-4 / 978-1-55278-458-7 (Canada edition)
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 0-7475-7437-5 / 978-0-7475-7437-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
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September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Promise of Happiness: reissued
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
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December 2005 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Promise of Happiness: A Novel
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