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Constitutional

Simpson, Helen

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ISBN 10: 0224077945 / ISBN 13: 9780224077941
Editorial: Jonathan Cape, London, UK, 2005
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This is a true UK fiirst edition / first printing, with the full number string 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. A Near Fine copy of this dazzling story collection, by the multi award-winning author of 'Four Bare Legs in a Bed' and 'Hey Yeah Right Get a Life'. A very nice copy, not price-clipped and with no inscriptions, marred only by the page edges, which are off-white.We protect our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000971

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Título: Constitutional

Editorial: Jonathan Cape, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Deeply funny and thoroughly entertaining, Helen Simpson's new book of short stories deals with - among other things - time and change. As they chart tantrums, funerals, pregnancy, war and love affairs, these stories unroll with piercing wit and sympathy. One woman finds grief for her lost lover is assuaged by involvement in some carpentry repair work. Another grows increasingly angry as the grim reaper scythes through her circle, with farcical and tragic results. Elsewhere, a foreign correspondent receives an unwanted ultimatum, a south London builder avenges the duping of his adored mother, and a chlorinated changing-room encounter brings about a much-needed break with the past. And in the title story, a circular walk on Hampstead Heath leads to revelations involving feats of memory, a Shakespearian heroine, crossword clues, nonagenarians, and new life.

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A dazzlingly pertinent analysis of how we manage to survive -- The Sunday Times, January 1, 2006

A justly acclaimed expert at the short story form...a rich tapestry of life's best and worst moments -- Sunday Herald, January 23, 2006

Fresh, funny and perceptive -- Psychologies Magazine, January 2006

Her stories come laced with such wit, dark humour and an ear for dialogue that's as sharp as Alan Bennett's -- Scotsman, January 7, 2006

Subtle, emotional, humorous, painful and acute... A small masterpiece -- Independent, January 6, 2006

truth, humour and a grasp of how lives are lived
-- Irish Times

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