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Astonishing Splashes of Colour

(2003)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
'When is the right time to tell someone they're not who they think they are?' Caught in an over-vivid world, Kitty is tipped off-centre by the loss of her 'child that never was'. And as children all around become emblems of hope and longing and grief, she's made shockingly aware of the real reason for her pervasive sense of 'non-existence' . . .

What mystery at the heart of Kitty's decidedly odd family makes her four brothers so vague about her mother's life? And why does Dad splash paint on canvas rather than answer his daughter's questions? On the edges of her dreams Kitty glimpses the kaleidoscope van that took her sister Dinah away - is it a link to her indistinct childhood?

This compelling and witty debut will resonate with many readers. It tells of identity struggles in a large family, the sadness of lost children, the approach of breakdown and desperation - and the optimism of an eccentric, loving marriage ('If it wasn't for me, he would be a wonderful husband'). Astonishing Splashes of Colour will particularly appeal to readers who enjoy the English, psychological family novels of Nina Bawden, Patrick Gale and Kate Atkinson.

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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-06-073445-0 / 978-0-06-073445-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-7531-7149-X / 978-0-7531-7149-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 1-4447-8031-X / 978-1-4447-8031-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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February 2006 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-7710-6476-4 / 978-0-7710-6476-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 1-906994-16-1 / 978-1-906994-16-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-06-073446-9 / 978-0-06-073446-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-7531-7150-3 / 978-0-7531-7150-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2003 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-7710-6475-6 / 978-0-7710-6475-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes Of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-9541303-2-4 / 978-0-9541303-2-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2010 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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