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northern clemency

Philip Hensher

northern clemency

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Published by Fourth Estate in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Family -- England -- Sheffield -- Fiction,
  • City and town life -- England -- Sheffield -- Fiction,
  • Sheffield (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction,
  • Sheffield (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction,
  • Sheffield (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhilip Hensher.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6058.E554 N67 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination738 p. ;
    Number of Pages738
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16950217M
    ISBN 109780007174799
    LC Control Number2008411496

    The Northern Clemency (), Harper Collins/Fourth Estate. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. King of the Badgers (31 March ), Fourth Estate, ISBN ; Scenes from Early Life (12 April ), Fourth Estate, ISBN Winner of the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize (). The Northern Clemency begins in and follows two families living in Sheffield, England for the next twenty years. The Glover family holds a party, to which many in the neighborhood are invited. When Katherine conceived of the idea, it was with the assumption that the empty house across the street would have new owners, but it isn't until /5(8).


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