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Wish You Were Here

(2011)
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On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey - to receive his brother's remains, but also into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie's past. Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with Graham Swift's love of the local, full of humour and tenderness in the face of tragedy, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving towards an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines - the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war - as heart-wrenching personal truth.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4711-7137-X / 978-1-4711-7137-6 (UK edition)
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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-70012-7 / 978-0-307-70012-4 (USA edition)
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4458-5940-8 / 978-1-4458-5940-8 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Wish You Were Here Signed Edition
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-78103-079-0 / 978-1-78103-079-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador Hardbacks
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June 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-330-53583-8 / 978-0-330-53583-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4711-6198-6 / 978-1-4711-6198-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here (Vintage International)
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-74439-6 / 978-0-307-74439-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-330-53584-6 / 978-0-330-53584-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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ISBN: 1-4458-5941-6 / 978-1-4458-5941-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4472-0893-5 / 978-1-4472-0893-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4472-0324-0 / 978-1-4472-0324-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-307-36010-5 / 978-0-307-36010-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-330-53587-0 / 978-0-330-53587-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
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June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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April 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Wish You Were Here (Library Edition)
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4551-1089-2 / 978-1-4551-1089-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4551-1091-4 / 978-1-4551-1091-9 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4551-1090-6 / 978-1-4551-1090-2 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Wish You Were Here
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4551-1092-2 / 978-1-4551-1092-6 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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Publisher: Scribner UK
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April 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here (Vintage International)
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wish You Were Here
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