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Take Nothing With You

(2018)
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From the best-selling author of A Place Called Winter comes a new novel of boyhood, coming of age, and the confusions of desire and reality. For all readers of Ian McEwan's Atonement or L P Hartley's The Go-Between.

1970s Weston-Super-Mare, and 10-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother.

When he is enrolled in holiday courses in the Scottish borders, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice.

Drawing in part on his own boyhood, Patrick Gale's new novel explores a collision between childish hero worship and extremely messy adult love lives.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Safe in the arms of Patrick Gale's BEAUTIFUL writing again - I could weep with joy." - Joanna Cannon

"Absolutely one of his complete best. So many funny and tender and terrific scenes. He hovers between social comedy and apocalyptic tragedy without the move appearing artificial or contrived. Just a wonderful, wonderful read." - Stephen Fry

"Very well done indeed - brilliantly sustained." - Rachel Johnson

"A fascinating story, gripping, moving and exquisitely written, this is a wonderful gift of a book from one of the best writers working today." - S J Watson

"Sexy, joyous, funny and tender. I relished it." - Sarah Winman


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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Take Nothing With You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-4722-0533-2 / 978-1-4722-0533-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Take Nothing With You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-4722-0535-9 / 978-1-4722-0535-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Take Nothing With You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-4722-0534-0 / 978-1-4722-0534-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Take Nothing with You
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Take Nothing with You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Tinder Press
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Take Nothing with You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Tinder Press
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Take Nothing with You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


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August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Take Nothing With You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Tinder Press
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August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Take Nothing With You
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Tinder Press
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