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26a

(2005)
A novel by

 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel (nominee)
Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not such harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious ways of dealing with homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children build a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers sex, high heels and organic hairdressing, the twins prepare for a flapjack empire, while baby sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. It is when the reality comes knocking that the fantasies of childhood start to give way. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a world of separateness and solitude, and which of them will be stronger? Wickedly funny and devastatingly moving, 26a is an extraordinary first novel. Part fairytale, part nightmare, it moves from the mundane to the magical, the particular to the universal with exceptional flair and imagination. It is for anyone who has had a childhood, and anyone who knows what it is to lose one.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-4352-7018-5 / 978-1-4352-7018-3 (USA edition)
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September 2005 : USA Hardback
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: 26a
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ISBN: 0-7011-7796-9 / 978-0-7011-7796-6 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: 26a: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-06-082182-5 / 978-0-06-082182-1 (USA edition)
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: 26A
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ISBN: 0-385-66122-3 / 978-0-385-66122-5 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: 26a
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ISBN: 0-09-947904-4 / 978-0-09-947904-8 (UK edition)
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2006 : UK Paperback

Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-4056-2183-4 / 978-1-4056-2183-0 (UK edition)
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-7011-7888-4 / 978-0-7011-7843-7 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-5318-6917-3 / 978-1-5318-6917-5
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October 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: 26a
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October 2006 : UK Audio edition
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March 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: 26A
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-7927-3924-8 / 978-0-7927-3924-1 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-7927-3925-6 / 978-0-7927-3925-8 (USA edition)
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: 26a
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ISBN: 1-4193-9559-9 / 978-1-4193-9559-8 (USA edition)
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2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 26a
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ISBN: 1-4193-9561-0 / 978-1-4193-9561-1 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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September 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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