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Clouds Among the Stars

(2003)
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Victoria Clayton is the much admired and loved author whose last book was Running Wild. Her writing has been compared to Anita Shreve and Elizabeth Buchan, and HarperCollins are delighted to welcome her to the list with this novel. The Byng family, theatrical down to the youngest, 12 year-old Cordelia, are stunned out of even their normal self-involvement by the news that their father, the celebrated Shakespearean actor, has apparently killed his rival on stage during the last rehearsals for the new production of King Lear. Waldo Byng is arrested for murder and held in police custody : the press camp outside the house, detectives attempt to interview the family and friends, and Clarissa Byng abandons the entire scene by fleeing with her longtime companion. It is left to the rest of the family to try to find a way through this disaster and above all to earn some money as the play is naturally cancelled. The nine months from arrest to the final trial are a wonderful learning curve about the real world for all of them, in particular for Harriet, considered the most 'sensible' of the remarkable family. Clouds among the Stars is a true pleasure to read: witty, perceptive about some of o

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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clouds among the Stars
Author(s): Victoria Clayton
ISBN: 0-00-714254-4 / 978-0-00-714254-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clouds among the Stars
Author(s): Victoria Clayton
ISBN: 0-00-733380-3 / 978-0-00-733380-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clouds among the Stars
Author(s): Victoria Clayton
ISBN: 0-00-714255-2 / 978-0-00-714255-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clouds among the Stars
Author(s): Victoria Clayton
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK