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Constance

(2007)
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Constance has made a new life for herself in a foreign land. She is a musician, a composer, a highly paid arranger of other people's music, living in a lively expatriate community in Bali. There the world is idyllic - beautiful beaches framed with lush, green trees, charming small houses, and a relaxed, convivial lifestyle. So when the news comes of her sister's serious illness the last thing she wants to do is return to London. For her sister is much older than Constance - and not a real relative. Constance was adopted. While she never felt completely at home with her 'family', nor did she ever want to find her birth mother. But none of these are the real reason she is so reluctant to go home. It is far more complicated than that: before leaving London, she fell in love with her sister's husband. But when Constance does go back to London, she discovers a great deal more about her sister and family. She gets to know her 18-year old nephew and his Lithuanian girlfriend, learns about her family history and the hidden connections with her past. Most importantly of all, she must face the dilemma of her forbidden love; and in doing so, discover a new identity for herself. Rosie Thomas has a remarkable ability to write about human dilemmas and Constance is one of her most endearing characters.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Constance: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4683-0264-7 / 978-1-4683-0264-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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June 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 0-00-717355-5 / 978-0-00-717355-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Constance: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4683-0878-5 / 978-1-4683-0878-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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July 2008 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Thomas Rosie
ISBN: 1-55278-712-5 / 978-1-55278-712-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 0-00-717356-3 / 978-0-00-717356-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-55278-665-X / 978-1-55278-665-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4056-1824-8 / 978-1-4056-1824-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 0-00-725215-3 / 978-0-00-725215-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
ISBN: 1-4893-6022-0 / 978-1-4893-6022-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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May 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Constance: A Novel
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Constance
Author(s): Rosie Thomas
Publisher: HarperCollins
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