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The Sacred Combe

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
In this mesmerising English debut audiobook, a man escapes his former life to enter an enchanted place.

'A man's eye is accommodative, like his heart.'

Samuel Browne's wife has left him suddenly after just three years of marriage. She invites him to 'go live a better life without me'. He must start again, and alone. And so it is that Sam finds himself deep in the English countryside in a cold but characterful old house, remote and encircled by hills, in the employment and company of an older, wiser man, a man as fond of mystery as he is of enlightenment.

What is the purpose of the seemingly hopeless task set for Sam in the house's ancient library? What is the secret of the unused room? And where does a life lose its way or gain its meaning?

The combe is home to a truth born of fraud, a building made of light, and a family wrecked by recklessness: loss and love reverberate around the house and around the novel, providing pleasure, pain and purpose. Combe Hall is a house designed to honour and to enthral. And this very fine debut novel does exactly the same things.



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May 2016 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
ISBN: 1-925228-29-0 / 978-1-925228-29-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
ISBN: 1-925321-16-9 / 978-1-925321-16-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
ISBN: 1-911344-84-6 / 978-1-911344-84-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
ISBN: 1-4893-9076-6 / 978-1-4893-9076-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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June 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
ISBN: 1-4893-4618-X / 978-1-4893-4618-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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June 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
ISBN: 1-4893-4619-8 / 978-1-4893-4619-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sacred Combe
Author(s): Thomas Maloney
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA