Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel
'Hard Luck by James Maw is the extremely funny and touching, sentimental history of two boys growing up on a new town council estate called Prospect in post-war Britain;

class, poverty, domestic violence, well-meaning idiocy and welfare bureaucracy are accurately flayed through the experiences of the endearing and astonishingly well sustained voice of one of their child victims ...

Dickensian satire and genuine affection ...
pure pleasure ...
take it on holiday and be grateful for mercies given'
NEW STATESMAN



Used availability for James Maw's Hard Luck

Hardback Editions

June 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hard Luck
Author(s): James Maw
ISBN: 0-7043-2533-0 / 978-0-7043-2533-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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Paperback Editions

January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hard Luck
Author(s): James Maw
ISBN: 0-586-07369-8 / 978-0-586-07369-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hard Luck
Author(s): James Maw
Publisher:
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