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Falling Short

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'Funny, engaging and beautifully written' M. L. Stedman

Sometimes getting it wrong is the only way to get it right . . .

Frances Pilgrim's father went missing when she was five, and ever since all sorts of things have been going astray: car keys, promotions, a series of underwhelming and unsuitable boyfriends . . . Now here she is, thirty-bloody-nine, teaching Shakespeare to rowdy sixth formers and still losing things.

But she has a much more pressing problem. Her mother, whose odd behaviour Frances has long put down to eccentricity, is slowly yielding to Alzheimer's, leaving Frances with some disturbing questions about her father's disappearance, and the family history she's always believed in. Frances could really do with someone to talk to. Ideally Jackson: fellow teacher, dedicated hedonist, erstwhile best friend. Only they haven't spoken since that night last summer when things got complicated . . .

As the new school year begins, and her mother's behaviour becomes more and more erratic, Frances realises that she might just have a chance to find something for once. But will it be what she's looking for?

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A remarkable book: warm, moving and very funny." - Jess Kidd

"Funny, engaging and beautifully written." - M L Stedman


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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Falling Short: The fresh, funny and life-affirming debut novel
Author(s): Lex Coulton
ISBN: 1-4736-6958-8 / 978-1-4736-6958-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Falling Short: The fresh, funny and life-affirming debut novel
Author(s): Lex Coulton
ISBN: 1-4736-6961-8 / 978-1-4736-6961-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Falling Short: The fresh, funny and life-affirming debut novel
Author(s): Lex Coulton
ISBN: 1-4736-6959-6 / 978-1-4736-6959-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Falling Short: The fresh, funny and life-affirming debut novel
Author(s): Lex Coulton
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU