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The Promise of Happiness

(2004)
A novel by

 
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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Hardback Editions

December 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 0-312-34880-0 / 978-0-312-34880-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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2005 : UK Hardback
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-84505-785-6 / 978-1-84505-785-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
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December 2004 : Canada Hardback
Title: Promise Of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-55278-467-3 / 978-1-55278-467-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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August 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
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
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-4088-0707-6 / 978-1-4088-0707-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Promise of Happiness: A Novel
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-59691-379-7 / 978-1-59691-379-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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August 2005 : Canada Paperback
Title: Promise Of Happiness
Author(s): Justine Cartwright
ISBN: 1-55278-552-1 / 978-1-55278-552-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : Canada Paperback
Title: Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
ISBN: 1-55278-458-4 / 978-1-55278-458-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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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Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Promise of Happiness: reissued
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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December 2005 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Promise of Happiness
Author(s): Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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