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Playing with the Grown-ups

(2007)
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For Kitty, growing up at Hay House among bluebell woods and doting relations is heaven. But for her mother, the restless Marina, a bohemian beauty who paints and weeps with alacrity, this comfortable domesticity cannot provide the novelty and excitement she craves. Marina is utterly beguiling, but more often than not Kitty can only gaze on her antics with awe and toe-curling trepidation.

When Swami-ji, Marina's guru, sees Marina's future in New York, the family relocates, leaving Kitty exiled in a colorless boarding school. Reprieve comes in the form of the guru's summons to the ashram; but then, just as Kitty is approaching enlightenment, she and Marina are off again, leaving for an England that is now fast and unfamiliar. This time no god, man, or martini can staunch Marina's hunger for a happiness that proves all too elusive. And Kitty, turning fifteen, must choose: whether to play dangerous games with the grown-ups or begin to put herself first.

With her magnificent talent for storytelling and creating unconventional characters, Sophie Dahl ably carries on the literary legacy of her grandfather, the beloved children's book author Roald Dahl.

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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Playing With the Grown-ups: A Novel
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
ISBN: 0-385-52461-7 / 978-0-385-52461-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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October 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Playing with the Grown-ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
ISBN: 0-7475-7777-3 / 978-0-7475-7777-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Playing with the Grown-ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
ISBN: 0-7475-9549-6 / 978-0-7475-9549-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Retailer-exclusive titles
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Paperback Editions

2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing With the Grown Ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
ISBN: 1-4056-1989-9 / 978-1-4056-1989-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audio
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing with the Grown-ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
ISBN: 0-307-38835-2 / 978-0-307-38835-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing with the Grown-ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
ISBN: 0-7475-9352-3 / 978-0-7475-9352-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing with the Grown Ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Playing with the Grown Ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS AUDIO CASSETTES
Author(s): SOHIE DAHL
ISBN: 1-4056-0627-4 / 978-1-4056-0627-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: CHIVERS AUDIO BOOKS
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Playing with Grown-ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Playing with the Grown-ups
Author(s): Sophie Dahl
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon