Two Lives

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In ‘Reading Turgenev’ an Irish country girl is trapped in a loveless marriage but finds release through a shared passion for Russian novels. In ‘My House in Umbria’ Emily Delahunty, writer of romantic novels, helps the survivors of a bomb attack on a train to convalesce, inventing colourful pasts for her patients.

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Two Lives: Reading Turgenev & My House in Umbria – two novels by William Trevor

‘Evocative and haunting. Trevor writes like an angel, but is determined to wring your heart’ Daily Mail

‘Marvellous, superb. As rich and moving as anything I have read in years. When I reach the end . . . I wanted to start right again at the beginning’ Guardian

In Reading Turgenev an Irish country girl is trapped in a loveless marriage with an older man, but finds release through secret meetings with a man who shares her passion for Russian novels.

My House in Umbria tells of Emily Delahunty, a writer of romantic novels, who helps the survivors of a bomb attack on a train to convalesce, inventing colourful pasts for her patients.

Two novels, two women who retreat further into the realm of the imagination until the boundaries between what is real and what is not become blurred . . .

‘One of the most beautiful and memorable things Trevor has written’ Independent on Sunday

Reading Turgenev was shortlisted for the Booker Prize

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Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

375

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K