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The Mysteries of Glass

(2004)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
It's the winter of 1860 when Richard Allen, a young curate, travels to a small hamlet outside Hereford to take up his first position. It's in this qulet place of wind and trees, birds and water that Richard is to fall passionately in love - but he cannot find fulfilment, for his lover is Susannah Beddoes, the wife of the vicar of his new parish. As Richard's feelings challenge him to his core, he develop's a strange relationship with another woman, the solitary and eccentric Edith Clare. Against the backdrop of immense social and industrial change, the consequences of Richard and Susannah's affair are dramatic as they - as well as Oliver Beddoes - grapple with doubt and what it means to lose faith when the great certainties are in question. And throughout it all, the crossing-keeper's daughter Alice Birley - an observer of incidents and events she does not fully understand - has her own part to play...

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"This exquisitely written novel transports you to the simple beauty, poignancy and hypocrisy of the Victorian era." - Katie Fforde

"Profound and lyrical, it's full of light and darkness and the most marvellous description." - Shena Mackay


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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
ISBN: 1-84395-692-6 / 978-1-84395-692-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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June 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
ISBN: 0-7553-0309-1 / 978-0-7553-0309-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
ISBN: 0-7553-0310-5 / 978-0-7553-0310-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Audio Editions

2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: THE MYSTERIES OF GLASS
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ISBN: 1-84197-826-4 / 978-1-84197-826-0 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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2005 : USA Audio CD

Title: Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
ISBN: 1-4193-4439-0 / 978-1-4193-4439-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
ISBN: 1-4193-4438-2 / 978-1-4193-4438-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
Publisher: Headline
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mysteries of Glass
Author(s): Sue Gee
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   



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