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The Anniversary

(1996)
A novel by

 
 
It is June 11th 1994 and Natasha Devereux's family with 200 guests meet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Martins. From the vision of one women who fled Bolshevik Russia and opened her doors to refugees from war-torn Europe, it has become a sanctuary for artists and writers, and for five generations of a family.

REVIEWS:
Ann Swinfen's first novel is warm, generous, healing and hopeful. Breaking down the barriers of generation and nationality, The Anniversary weaves an absorbing and intricate tapestry of family history and private memories, giving real meaning to the word `community'. -- VICTORIA GLENDINNING

Delightful reading . . . there is both warmth and humour as well as a depth of family feeling, all of which makes this hugely readable. -- PUBLISHING NEWS

I enjoyed it very much and particularly liked the way Ann Swinfen handled the flashbacks and the interweaving of the years. I also liked her location, which seemed to me both nostalgic and yet immediate with all the problems of the present day. Not easy to set down. -- ROSAMUNDE PILCHER

A gem of a book, involving the reader at every stage with each well-drawn character. -- THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Ann Swinfen's The Anniversary

Hardback Editions

April 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Anniversary (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
ISBN: 0-7089-9000-2 / 978-0-7089-9000-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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January 1996 : UK Hardback

Title: The Anniversary
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
ISBN: 0-7126-7687-2 / 978-0-7126-7687-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Anniversary
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
ISBN: 0-9928228-1-5 / 978-0-9928228-1-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Shakenoak Press
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Anniversary
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
ISBN: 0-09-968221-4 / 978-0-09-968221-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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December 1919 : UK Paperback

Title: The Anniversary
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
ISBN: 0-09-967421-1 / 978-0-09-967421-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

July 1999 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Anniversary, The: Unabridged
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
ISBN: 1-86042-623-9 / 978-1-86042-623-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Anniversary
Author(s): Ann Swinfen
Publisher: Shakenoak Press
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