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By Battersea Bridge

(2012)
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Charts the complications of family relationships with deft insight, dry wit, and extraordinary tenderness.

Anita Mostyn feels the need to take a holiday from her life. As a child, she was dismissed by her parents in favour of her self-confident brothers, and as an adult, her choices are disapproved of -- the small art gallery she works for, the friends she makes, the men she sees. Mossy -- lumbered with a childhood nickname that stuck -- is never the 'fixed point'; not for her most recent lover, Nick Halsey, or for the mother whose approval she craves. Instead, she lives on the edges of things. On a whim, she takes up an offer to scout for holiday properties in Bulgaria, escaping the impending second wedding of her perfect brother -- and a horrifying episode in her past.

Poignant, and absurd, sharp and wry, Janet Davey's luminous prose charts the complications of family relationships with insight and extraordinary tenderness. As Anita navigates difficult waters, we begin to understand her past, and, little by little, see her emerge anew.

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Hardback Editions

April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: By Battersea Bridge
Author(s): Janet Davey
ISBN: 0-7011-8692-5 / 978-0-7011-8692-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Battersea Bridge
Author(s): Janet Davey
ISBN: 0-09-956602-8 / 978-0-09-956602-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: By Battersea Bridge
Author(s): Janet Davey
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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