Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside - but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday. Edwin is seeking to understand the failure of his marriage to Meg, but it turns out that her parents are staying at the same resort - whether by accident or design - and are keen to patch up the relationship. As the past and his enigmatic wife loom larger, deeper truths emerge and the perspective shifts in unexpected ways.

This is an extremely subtle story, a consummate portrait of English provincial life told with all Stanley Middleton's artistry and depth of feeling. It was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974.


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Praise for this book

"At first glance, or even at second, Stanley Middleton's world is easily recognizable. The excellence of art, for Middleton, is an exact vision of real things as they are. And because he is himself so exact an observer, his world at third glance can seem strange and disturbing or newly and brilliantly lit with colour." - Antonia S Byatt


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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Holiday (First Chapter S.)
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-9550146-7-0 / 978-0-9550146-7-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
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January 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Holiday: Volume 3 (First Chapter)
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-9550146-8-9 / 978-0-9550146-8-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
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January 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Holiday
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-09-119910-7 / 978-0-09-119910-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holiday
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-09-959192-8 / 978-0-09-959192-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holiday
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-09-952753-7 / 978-0-09-952753-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holiday
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-907123-43-0 / 978-0-907123-43-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
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December 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holiday (Arena Books)
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-09-958430-1 / 978-0-09-958430-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arena Arrow
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November 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holiday
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
ISBN: 0-86007-243-6 / 978-0-86007-243-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Holiday
Author(s): Stanley Middleton
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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