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In the Beginning

(1997)
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In the beginning there was a very ordinary family - Ben, Rose, and their three children. Then, one morning, without warning, Ben leaves and Rose is left to face life alone. This is the story of Rose and Ben's marriage and how Rose struggles to reinvent her life when he has gone.

'Beautifully written, perfectly paced and very, very moving.' Roddy Doyle

Catherine Dunne is the prize-winning author of nine novels, the most recent of which is 'The Things We Know Now'. She has also published one work of nonfiction, a social history of Irish immigrants in London, called 'An Unconsidered People'.

Catherine was awarded the International Prize at the Vigevano Literary Festival in Italy in 2006, and has been shortlisted for, among others, the Kerry Group

Irish Novel of the Year Award and the Italian Booksellers' Award.

'In the Beginning' was her first novel. It was translated into several languages and became an international bestseller

Catherine Dunne lives in Dublin.

    

Praise for this book

"Beautifully written, perfectly paced and very, very moving." - Roddy Doyle


Used availability for Catherine Dunne's In the Beginning

Hardback Editions

September 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: In the Beginning
Author(s): Catherine Dunne
ISBN: 0-7089-4267-9 / 978-0-7089-4267-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: In the Beginning
Author(s): Catherine Dunne
ISBN: 0-224-04289-0 / 978-0-224-04289-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Beginning
Author(s): Catherine Dunne
ISBN: 0-09-976041-X / 978-0-09-976041-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: In the Beginning
Author(s): Catherine Dunne
ISBN: 0-09-927822-7 / 978-0-09-927822-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Beginning
Author(s): Catherine Dunne
ISBN: 0-224-04426-5 / 978-0-224-04426-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the Beginning
Author(s): Catherine Dunne
Publisher: Fado Fado
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