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Heaven And Earth

(1985)
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Life might have been very different for Gideon.
Failed academic turned literary odd-jobber, Gideon Shand is bedevilled by his youth. Through his own fault, the chance of a brilliant Cambridge career has been missed. Nor is all well with his seemingly happy marriage: his wife should have married someone else...
When Gideon s alter ego, Stephen Heilman, helps the Shands move to his own neighbourhood from the troublesome city of Chaworth, the past finally catches up with them, forcing Gideon to face the truth.
This stylish novel of sexual deceit, ambition- and failure - has all the mordant wit and stinging social comment that mark Raphael as one of our most dazzling novelists.
Raphael is spot on in his observation.
One of our most competent and consistently entertaining chroniclers - Guardian
By far and away the best thing he has ever done. The book is written with great aplomb... and the dialogue is exceptional -Financial Times
Cover illustration by Gary Keane

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heaven and Earth: A Novel
Author(s): Frederic Raphael
ISBN: 0-8253-0300-1 / 978-0-8253-0300-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beaufort Books
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January 1900 : UK Hardback
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Title: Heaven and Earth
Author(s): Frederic Raphael
ISBN: 0-224-02294-6 / 978-0-224-02294-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heaven And Earth
Author(s): Frederic Raphael
ISBN: 0-14-008330-8 / 978-0-14-008330-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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