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Five Rivers Met On a Wooded Plain

(2016)
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
'There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars into the blue, where rivers and stories weave into one another, where lives intertwine.' One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. At that moment, five lives collide - a flower seller, a schoolboy, an army wife, a security guard, a widower - all facing their own personal disasters. As one of those lives hangs in the balance, the stories of all five unwind, drawn together by connection and coincidence into a web of love, grief, disenchantment and hope that perfectly represents the joys and tragedies of small town life.

    

Praise for this book

"Wonderful...I was hooked from the first page. It's real stuff." - Michael Frayn


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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Author(s): Barney Norris
ISBN: 0-85752-372-4 / 978-0-85752-372-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Author(s): Barney Norris
ISBN: 1-78416-135-7 / 978-1-78416-135-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Author(s): Barney Norris
ISBN: 0-85752-373-2 / 978-0-85752-373-0 (UK edition)
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Author(s): Barney Norris
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Author(s): Barney Norris
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April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Author(s): Barney Norris
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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