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Drowning Rose

(2011)
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Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself...

It is winter in London. Eliza Cummings, a ceramics restorer at the V&A Museum, is leaving work when she receives an unexpected phone call. Standing in the haze of the Christmas lights she hears a voice which draws her back twenty-five years - to the night Rose died. But why does Rose's father want her to visit him? Why now? And why is he killing her with kindness when they both know that he blames her for what happened to his daughter? Grief and guilt cast terrible shadows, but as this beautifully wrought story unfolds and the scene shifts from London to the fairy tale landscape of the Swedish countryside - and back in time to Eliza's school days - we learn that generosity, humour and friendship can smooth over and restore even the most broken lives, and that some secrets just can't be kept hidden...

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A sharp, funny and dazzlingly clever novel ... but, don't be misled by its exuberance, there is a serious purpose at its heart - and courage in tackling one of society's most enduring myths..." - Elizabeth Buchan


Used availability for Marika Cobbold's Drowning Rose

Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
ISBN: 1-4088-2194-X / 978-1-4088-2194-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
ISBN: 1-4088-0817-X / 978-1-4088-0817-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
ISBN: 0-85735-514-7 / 978-0-85735-514-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


March 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2012 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
ISBN: 0-85735-513-9 / 978-0-85735-513-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Drowning Rose
Author(s): Marika Cobbold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU