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Puccini's Ghosts

(2005)
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It is the summer of 1960 and fifteen-year-old Lila's life is about to change forever. Set free from the confines of school, her prison is the small unremarkable town of Burnhead, on the west coast of Scotland. She dreams of escape: from Burnhead, from the damp, from her mother's hysterics, her father's stolidity, and her parents' loveless marriage. Salvation arrives in the form of her beloved Uncle George, a music teacher from London who decides to stage an amateur production of Puccini's Turandot. Lila, in love for the first time, maps out a future for herself in which reality and fantasy fuse to form a dangerous mixture, threatening to destroy herself and all those around her. Beautifully written novel and intently observed, Morag Joss's new novel about conscience and consequence is an stunning, complex journey into the dark, claustrophobic heart of a family in crisis. A move away from the crime novel which featured in her first four volumes.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-385-33978-X / 978-0-385-33978-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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1727 : UK Hardback
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-340-82050-0 / 978-0-340-82050-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts: A Novel
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-385-34090-7 / 978-0-385-34090-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-340-82051-9 / 978-0-340-82051-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-340-89693-0 / 978-0-340-89693-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-340-83094-8 / 978-0-340-83094-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

October 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-7531-3656-2 / 978-0-7531-3656-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
ISBN: 0-7531-2621-4 / 978-0-7531-2621-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts
Author(s): Morag Joss
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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August 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Puccini's Ghosts: A Novel
Author(s): Morag Joss
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon