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Andrew Miller - Pure (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Winner of The Costa Novel Award 2011.

An enthralling tale of an extraordinary year in pre-revolutionary Paris from the critically acclaimed author of Oxygen and The Slowworm's Song.

Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it.

At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason.

But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2011 (This Edition 2012 - Sceptre)
  • ISBN : 9781444724288
  • SKU : B003161
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
    External Reviews

    "'Irresistibly compelling' - Sunday Telegraph.

    'Dazzling' - The Guardian.

    'A work of beauty' - The Times.

    'Unique, visionary, a master at unmasking humanity' - Sarah Hall.

    'A highly intelligent writer, both exciting and contemplative' The Times.

    'A wonderful storyteller' - The Spectator.

    'It draws you in with hallucinatory power to seething Paris on the brink of revolution . . . images remain in your mind long after you reach the last page.'Daily Mail.

    The Author

    Andrew Miller was born in Bristol. He grew up in the West Country and has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France. He was educated at Dauntsey's School, and after gaining a first-class degree in English at Middlesex Polytechnic, completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 1991. In 1995 he wrote a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. For his first book Ingenious Pain he received three awards, the James Tait Black Memorial Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy. The book has been translated into 36 languages.

    His other works are: CasanovaOxygen (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award), The OptimistsOne Morning Like A BirdPure, which won the Costa Book of the Year Award 2011, The Crossing and 2018's Now We Shall Be Entirely Free.

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