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Quite Contrary

A novel by

Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
The award-winning debut novel from the author of Venus Flaring and Tenterhooks. Elizabeth, a young, overworked hospital doctor, gets a phone call from her father late on a Friday night telling her that her mother is dangerously ill. Over the course of the weekend that follows, Elizabeth, on duty as ever and confronting the barely controlled chaos of a busy casualty ward, finds moments to reminisce about her childhood, its joys and its miseries. Past and present are interwoven in a series of vivid tableaux, drawing the reader into an intimate understanding of Elizabeth's life as a whole.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Quite Contrary
Author(s): Suzannah Dunn
ISBN: 1-85619-042-0 / 978-1-85619-042-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: Quite Contrary (Flamingo)
Author(s): Suzannah Dunn
ISBN: 0-00-654479-7 / 978-0-00-654479-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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