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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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Penelope Fitzgerald, the Booker Prize-winning author of 'Offshore' and 'The Blue Flower', turns her attention to the remarkable life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones.'I mean by a picture a beautiful, romantic dream of something that never was,…

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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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Penelope Fitzgerald's first novel, THE GOLDEN CHILD, combines a deft comedy of manners with a classic mystery set in London's most refined institution -- the museum. When the glittering treasure of ancient Garamantia, the golden child, is delivered to the…

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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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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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From the best-selling author of The Blue Flower, a biography of four extraordinary Englishmen--Fitzgerald's father & his three brothers.

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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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In this generous posthumous collection of her literary essays, Penelope Fitzgerald explores what John Milton called the ``life beyond life' of writers-their afterlife in the hearts and minds of readers and in the imaginations of their critics and biographers.…