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Small Pleasures

Clare Chambers

Published: 29th April 2021 Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2021. 1957, the suburbs of South East London. Jean, a journalist at the local paper uncovers the story of a woman who claims to have experienced a virgin birth. It’s an investigation that will turn Jean’s quiet life inside out. Publisher: Hachette ISBN: 9781474613903

Our Curators said...

A delicate, tender and beautiful novel, perfectly evocative of the era but timeless in its characters. Exquisitely heartfelt.

The LoveMyRead Team

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What the Critics are Saying

A very fine book... It's witty and sharp and reads like something by Barbara Pym or Anita Brookner, without ever feeling like a pastiche.

David Nicholls, author of One Day

Small lives, love and loneliness, wit and despair all wrapped in an unexpected mystery and placed in a perfectly-realised 50s setting. Effortless to read, but every sentence lingers in the mind.

Lissa Evans, author of Old Baggage

This is one of the most tender, beautiful books I have ever read. Please, please order it now for July. I honestly don't want you to be without it. It is exquisite.

Lucy Mangan

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