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24 for 3

24 for 3

Author: Jennie Walker
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
Friday: as a Test match between England and India begins, a woman's attention is torn between her husband's insistence on explaining the rules of cricket, her lover's preference for mystery, and the worrying disappearance of her sixteen-year-old stepson. By Tuesday night the outcome of the match will become clear - but whatever happens, the lives of the players will be changed forever. 24 for 3 is a funny and moving story about love, family, and whether or not one should always play by the rules.
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Originally published by a tiny independent, this little book has already created something of a stir. It has been an Evening Standard London bestseller, garnered wonderful reviews, and Mick Jagger is a fan. Extremely charismatic and promotable author, who has written this under a pseudonym: the story of how the book was published should attract attention. For readers of On Chesil Beach, The Hours and On Beauty.

'24 for 3 contains some of the tightest, cleanest writing I have seen in a long time This is a little marvel. It's funny, clever, illuminating, deeply kind-hearted and it doesn't overstay its welcome. It's not self-indulgent: things happen in it, surprising things, like in an old-fashioned novel, yet it's perfectly contemporary; and every word has been chosen with subtle care.' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'A gem' Salley Vickers 'Very original I loved it' Mick Jagger 'A lovely little novel 24 for 3 is written with beguiling simplicity, and the small wisdoms it offers up are readily accessible to readers who have never been able to make head or tail of cricket' Lionel Shriver, Daily Telegraph

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780747598756
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : July 2009
  • : 178mm X 111mm X 10mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jennie Walker
  • : 144