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A Corner of Paradise

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
In 1973, Brian Thompson kissed the impossibly glamorous Elizabeth North for the first time, in a busy supermarket car park along the Leeds ring road. This is the story of the unexpectedly joyous consequences - ones to baffle many, not least themselves - until her death, aged 78.

Both were writers, though they came from opposite ends of the social register - she an Admiral's daughter, he the descendant of unruly Cockney eccentrics. She was by nature a solitary, while he was loud, incurably facetious - and needy. From a tiny Harrogate terrace, to the deeply un-picturesque French farmhouse where they spent their summers, Brian and Liz battled their way to a heart-rending goodbye in an Oxford hospital ward. In many ways, their partnership was 'an exercise in asymmetry' - yet, despite the conflicts, they emerge in this deeply-felt memoir as a couple who were lucky enough to find their corner of paradise in one another.



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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Corner of Paradise
Author(s): Brian Thompson
ISBN: 1-4713-5705-8 / 978-1-4713-5705-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Corner of Paradise: A love story (with the usual reservations)
Author(s): Brian Thompson
ISBN: 0-7011-8802-2 / 978-0-7011-8802-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Corner of Paradise: A love story (with the usual reservations)
Author(s): Brian Thompson
ISBN: 0-09-958186-8 / 978-0-09-958186-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Corner of Paradise: A love story (with the usual reservations)
Author(s): Brian Thompson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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