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Going Gently

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Kate Thomas was beautiful, intelligent, witty, passionate and sexy. Now, at 99, she is trapped in a hospital ward of sad, mad and bad old women. She escapes by playing to herself the video of her life. What a life it has been. Her six marriages have ended in suicide, a husband's adultery, another husband's deportation as a dangerous alien, a union dispute, a murder, and a natural death. But Kate's journey through the twentieth century is also a search for the truth - about life, death, and which of her three sons murdered her fifth husband. This is a novel rich in memorable characters, from Kate's narrow but loving Welsh family to the wild members of an artists' colony in Cornwall; from Midland piston manufacturers to an investigative journalist whose own life cannot bear investigation. Going Gently, David Nobbs's first new novel in five years, is his most ambitious book and his best.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An extraordinarily rich and satisfying novel... I laughed constantly." - Jonathan Coe


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Hardback Editions

November 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Going Gently (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): David Nobbs
ISBN: 0-7089-9287-0 / 978-0-7089-9287-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Going Gently
Author(s): David Nobbs
ISBN: 0-434-00784-6 / 978-0-434-00784-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going Gently
Author(s): David Nobbs
ISBN: 0-09-941465-1 / 978-0-09-941465-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Audio Editions

December 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Going Gently
Author(s): David Nobbs
ISBN: 0-7531-1025-3 / 978-0-7531-1025-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Going Gently
Author(s): David Nobbs
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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May 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Going Gently
Author(s): David Nobbs
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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