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The clothes on their backs

Author: Linda Grant
Publisher: London : Virago, 2008.
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In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Family
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grant, Linda, 1951-
Clothes on their backs.
London : Virago, 2008
(OCoLC)608479231
Online version:
Grant, Linda, 1951-
Clothes on their backs.
London : Virago, 2008
(OCoLC)609048782
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Grant
ISBN: 9781844085415 1844085414 9781844085408 1844085406
OCLC Number: 191245008
Awards: Winner of The South Bank Show Awards: Literature 2009.
Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008.
Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Linda Grant.

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* The brilliant new novel by Orange Prize winner, Linda Grant, about the legacies of history, set in 1970s London  Read more...

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