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From the Booker Prize-winning author of 'Offshore' comes this unusual romance between the poet Novalis and his fiancée Sophie, newly introduced by Candia McWilliam.The year is 1794 and Fritz, passionate, idealistic and brilliant, is seeking his father's…

Offshore

by Penelope Fitzgerald

|October 2, 2009

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'Offshore' is a dry, genuinely funny novel, set among the houseboat community who rise and fall with the tide of the Thames on Battersea Reach. Living between land and water, they feel as if they belong to neither...Maurice, a male prostitute, is the…

Innocence

by Penelope Fitzgerald

|January 1, 1988

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Innocence is set in the 1950s, when Italy was picking up the pieces after the war. Chiara Ridolfi is the guileless daughter of a decrepit Italian family. Barney is her practical English girlfriend, who can sum up a man, she says, in one firm hand-grip. Salvatore…

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"A gem, a vintage narrative…a classic whose force as a piece of physical and moral map-making has not merely lasted but has actually improved in the passage of years." 'New York Times' In the small East Anglian coastal town of Hardborough, Florence Green…

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The last book and only collection of short stories by Penelope Fitzgerald fittingly showcases her at her wisest, her funniest, her best. Like her novels, these stories are "mordantly funny, morally astute . . . [as] they plumb the endless absurdities of the human…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE Frank Reid had been born and brought up in Moscow. His father had emigrated there in the 1870s and started a print-works which, by 1913, had shrunk from what it was when Frank inherited it. In that same year, to add to his…

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Beautiful reissue of this wonderful Fitzgerald backlist title, shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize. In 1912 Fred Fairly is a Junior Fellow at the college of St Angelicus in Cambridge, where for centuries no female, not even a pussy cat, has been allowed to set…

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Rien ne semble troubler la paix de Hardborough, aimable bourgade de l’East Anglia. Mais Florence Green, une jeune veuve, a décidé d’y ouvrir une librairie, ce qui déplaît aux notables de la ville. Florence voulait créer innocemment un lieu de sociabilité inédit ;…

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The Blue Flower is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of late eighteenth-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the romantic…

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When British listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas-and follies-were unfolding behind the scenes. Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both…

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La flor azul es la última novela de Penelope Fitzgerald. Una obra exquisita, ganadora del National Book Critics Circle Award , en la que la pasión del romanticismo se fusiona con la templanza de una escritura magistral. Cuando Friedrich von Hardenberg, quien más…

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The Golden Child, Penelope Fitzgerald’s first work of fiction, is a classically plotted British mystery centred around the arrival of the ‘Golden Child’ at a London museum. Far be it for the hapless Waring Smith, junior officer at a prominent London museum, to…