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Making an Elephant

(2009)
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This highly personal book is a singular and open-spirited account of a writer's life. It has evolved entirely with its author, bringing pieces from various stages of Graham Swift's career together with new essays, observations, poetry and interviews. Swift writes about the intimacy of playing the guitar and the perils of reading in public; of the pleasures of spending time with Ishiguro and Rushdie or sharing a private moment with Montaigne; of youthful adventures in Greece, the experience of Czechoslovakia mid-Velvet Revolution, and of the rich material offered on his very own doorstep by the district of London in which he lives, walks and works. "Making an Elephant" is a book of encounters, between the writer and his younger selves, father and son, present and past, author and director, reader and the page - and between friends. Full of life, charm and candour, it illustrates and celebrates the layers of experience, history and interpretation that inform not only the process of writing, but also shape the writer himself.



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February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Making An Elephant
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4711-7138-8 / 978-1-4711-7138-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Making an Elephant
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-35720-1 / 978-0-307-35720-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-27099-8 / 978-0-307-27099-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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March 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-330-45101-4 / 978-0-330-45101-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Making An Elephant
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4711-6194-3 / 978-1-4711-6194-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-35721-X / 978-0-307-35721-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within (Vintage International)
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-45575-0 / 978-0-307-45575-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-330-45102-2 / 978-0-330-45102-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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2009 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-330-50724-9 / 978-0-330-50724-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Making An Elephant
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Scribner UK
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May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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June 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Making an Elephant (Vintage International)
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Vintage
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