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The Cost of Living

(2018)
A non fiction book by

 
 
A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century

The powerful second memoir from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home

'Life falls apart.
We try to get a grip and hold it together.
And then we realise we don't want to hold it together . . .'

'At the age of 50 and after decades of north London family-making, Levy finds herself cast adrift from her marriage and, crucially, without any desire to swim back. It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except herself. Wonderful. Not so much a memoir as an eloquent manifesto for what Levy calls "a new way of living" ' Guardian

'Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy's every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise . . . a brilliant writer' Daily Telegraph

'A graceful and lyrical rumination on the questions, "What is a woman for? What should a woman be?" ' Tatler

'I can't think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman' Observer

'Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor sharp insights' Financial Times

'A heady, absorbing read' Evening Standard



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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cost of Living
Author(s): Deborah Levy
ISBN: 0-7352-3651-8 / 978-0-7352-3651-6 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
Author(s): Deborah Levy
ISBN: 1-63557-191-X / 978-1-63557-191-2 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cost of Living
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ISBN: 0-241-26799-4 / 978-0-241-26799-8 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
Author(s): Deborah Levy
ISBN: 1-63557-353-X / 978-1-63557-353-4 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cost of Living
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ISBN: 0-241-97756-8 / 978-0-241-97756-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
Author(s): Deborah Levy
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
Author(s): Deborah Levy
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
Author(s): Deborah Levy
ISBN: 1-68441-368-0 / 978-1-68441-368-3 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cost of Living
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cost of Living
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cost of Living
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cost of Living
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cost of Living
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU