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Serious Sweet

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
A Sunday Times Book of the Year

A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant in Westminster who hates many of his colleagues and loathes his work for a government engaged in unmentionable acts. A man of conscience.

Meg Williams is 'a bankrupt accountant - two words you don't want in the same sentence, or anywhere near your CV'. She's 45 and shakily sober, living on Telegraph Hill, where she can see London unfurl below her. Somewhere out there is safety.

Somewhere out there is Jon, pinballing around the city with a mobile phone and a letter-writing habit he can't break. He's a man on the brink, leaking government secrets and affection as he runs for his life.

Set in 2014, this is a novel of our times. Poignant, deeply funny, and beautifully written, Serious Sweet is about two decent, damaged people trying to make moral choices in an immoral world: ready to sacrifice what's left of themselves for honesty, and for a chance at tenderness. As Jon and Meg navigate the sweet and serious heart of London - passing through 24 hours that will change them both for ever - they tell a very unusual, unbearably moving love story.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5039-3651-1 / 978-1-5039-3651-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A
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May 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 0-224-09844-6 / 978-0-224-09844-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 0-09-958743-2 / 978-0-09-958743-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5039-3650-3 / 978-1-5039-3650-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5318-3607-0 / 978-1-5318-3607-8
Publisher: Brilliance Corp
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5318-3608-9 / 978-1-5318-3608-5
Publisher: BRILLIANCE CORP
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
Publisher: Little A
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Serious Sweet
Author(s): A L Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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