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This is Paradise

(2010)
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The Alldens live in a ramshackle house in suburban Bath. Don and Emily have four children: confident Liz, satirical Clive, shy Lotte, and Benjamin, the late arrival. Together they take the usual knocks, go to work, go abroad, go to university, go to pieces. Don and Emily stick it out, their strong marriage tested by experience and frustrated by love for Clive, the ardent boxing fan at odds with himself, their special child. But then ordinary is special, too, as the Alldens will discover thirty years later when Emily falls ill and her children come home to say goodbye. They meet on the poor outskirts of the city in which they grew up, a place where strangers gather and Emily lingers, present but missing, at the still centre of a changing world. This Is Paradise is an unflinching portrayal of the dynamics of family life. The Alldens are wholly recognizable and defiantly unique, close allies and closer adversaries who think they know each other. Their unforgettable story is an intimate record of survival that is tender, funny and ultimately heartbreaking.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: This is Paradise
Author(s): Will Eaves
ISBN: 1-4472-1621-0 / 978-1-4472-1621-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Untitled Wil Eav (BO 2)(HB)
Author(s): Eaves Will
ISBN: 0-330-41876-9 / 978-0-330-41876-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: This is Paradise
Author(s): Will Eaves
ISBN: 0-330-41877-7 / 978-0-330-41877-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: This Is Paradise
Author(s): Will Eaves
ISBN: 1-4472-0236-8 / 978-1-4472-0236-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador USA
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: This is Paradise
Author(s): Will Eaves
Publisher: Picador
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