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On Beauty

Zadie Smith

Published: 6th July 2006 Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780141019451

Our Curators said...

I always recommend this book to book groups. It is a story about the length and depth of a long marriage, but it is also a real book of ideas. It poses questions about fidelity, commitment, romance and family and you’ll be desperate to discuss it in detail with someone as soon as you turn the final page.

Dolly Alderton

- Dolly Alderton

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