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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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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-06-073445-0 / 978-0-06-073445-9 (USA edition)
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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)
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-7710-6476-4 / 978-0-7710-6476-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 1-906994-16-1 / 978-1-906994-16-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-06-073446-9 / 978-0-06-073446-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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October 2003 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-7710-6475-6 / 978-0-7710-6475-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Astonishing Splashes Of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
ISBN: 0-9541303-2-4 / 978-0-9541303-2-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
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August 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
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November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
Publisher: Sceptre
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November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
Publisher: Sceptre
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September 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Astonishing Splashes of Colour
Author(s): Clare Morrall
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