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English Correspondence

(2003)
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Sylvie is half French and half English. Since the death of her mother, she has written weekly letters to her father in London. When he too dies unexpectedly, she waits for the letter she knows he must have posted before his death. And, as she waits, her carefully ordered and controlled life finally begins to unravel.

Brilliantly observed, delightfully witty and beautifully written, English Correspondence condenses all the major questions of adult life - love, marriage, children, and grief - into the time it takes to arrange a funeral and find a missing letter.

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Praise for this book

"I fell on ENGLISH CORRESPONDENCE with joy. I purred over its sheer intelligence, its quiet wit..." - Margaret Forster

"A superb piece of writing ... elegant and subtle in a way you don't see very often these days." - Joanne Harris

"A beguiling and beautiful novel whose quietly intelligent surface conceals dramatic depths. I hope it gets the attention it deserves." - Doris Lessing


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March 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: English Correspondence (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Janet Davey
ISBN: 0-7540-1899-7 / 978-0-7540-1899-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: English Correspondence
Author(s): Janet Davey
ISBN: 0-7011-7364-5 / 978-0-7011-7364-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: English Correspondence
Author(s): Janet Davey
ISBN: 0-09-944079-2 / 978-0-09-944079-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: English Correspondence
Author(s): Janet Davey
ISBN: 0-7540-9265-8 / 978-0-7540-9265-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: English Correspondence
Author(s): Janet Davey
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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