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Morrall, Clare

Overview
Works: 18 works in 198 publications in 8 languages and 5,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Science fiction  War stories  Apocalyptic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Dystopias  Literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.O75, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Clare Morrall
Astonishing splashes of colour by Clare Morrall( Book )

48 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... follows the life of Kitty, a woman who, in a sense, has never grown up. She lives an improvised life reviewing children's books, visiting her husband who lives in the apartment next door ..."--Page 2 of cover
Natural flights of the human mind : a novel by Clare Morrall( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Straker lives in a converted lighthouse on the Devon coast with a fine view of the sea, two cats, and no neighbors. That's just the way he likes it. He speaks to no one except in his dreams, where he converses with some of the seventy-eight people he believes he killed nearly a quarter-century earlier though he can't quite remember how it happened. But Straker's carefully preserved solitude is about to be invaded by Imogen Doody, a prickly and unapproachable school caretaker with a painful history herself."--Back cover
The language of others by Clare Morrall( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica Fontaine has always had trouble understanding the emotions and reasoning of others. Now 40 years old, Jessica has a son who is a successful businessman and computer whiz--but won't leave the house. Exploring her past after reconnecting with her ex, Jessica finally puts the puzzle pieces together to make sense of both her life and her son's
The man who disappeared by Clare Morrall( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Morrall introduces an ancient, yet fascinating, chestnut: how well can we ever truly know another person? Down at the core, beneath its several layers, THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED is a well-crafted suspense story: What makes a successful accountant, devoted husband and loving dad turn to white-collar crime, and what happens after he vanishes? Morrall digs beneath the surface to mine psychological nuggets, some of them gold.' -- Rachel Hore, Independent on Sunday
The language of others by Clare Morrall( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is puzzling, sometimes frightening place for Jessica Fontaine. As a child she only finds contentment in playing the piano and wandering alone in the empty spaces of Audlands Hall, the dilapidated country house where she grows up." "Twenty-five years later, divorced, with her son still living at home. Jessica remains preoccupied by the desire to create space around her. Then her volatile ex-husband reappears, the first of several surprises that both transform Jessica's present and give her a startling new perspective on the past." "The Language of Others tells the story of a woman who spends much of her life feeling that she is out of step with the real world, until she discovers why."--Jacket
The roundabout man by Clare Morrall( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the Roundabout Man? He does not look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books, but he's nearer retirement than childhood. What he hopes no one will discover is that he's the real Quinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from - until now. When Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother
When the floods came by Clare Morrall( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world prone to violent flooding, Britain, ravaged 20 years earlier by a deadly virus, has been largely cut off from the rest of the world. Survivors are few and far between, most of them infertile. Children, the only hope for the future, are a rare commodity. For 22-year-old Roza Polanski, life with her family in their isolated tower block is relatively comfortable. She's safe, happy enough. But when a stranger called Aashay Kent arrives, everything changes. At first he's a welcome addition, his magnetism drawing the Polanskis out of their shells, promising an alternative to a lonely existence. But Roza can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aashay than he's letting on. Is there more to life beyond their isolated bubble? Is it true that children are being kidnapped? And what will it cost to find out? Clare Morrall, author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Astonishing Splashes of Colour, creates a startling vision of the future in a world not so very far from our own, and a thrilling story of suspense
After the bombing by Clare Morrall( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of May 3rd, 1942, fifteen-year-old Alma Braithwaite and her fellow boarders at Goldwyn's school huddle in an air-raid shelter as bombs rain down on Exeter in one of the Baedeker raids. By the time the girls emerge, half the school is in ruins and the city centre has been destroyed. Twenty-one years on, Alma lives alone in the family house and teaches music at her old school. She's moderately content, until the death of the long-serving headmistress brings a new broom in the form of the steely, modernizing Miss Yates. A new student starts too - the daughter of a man Alma hasn't seen since 1942, when he played a pivotal role in her life. Suddenly, Alma is taken back to the summer that followed the raids, a summer of numbing loss yet also of youthful exuberance, friendship and dancing. In this enthralling novel, Clare Morrall captures the impact of the Second World War on those at home, particularly the ones too young to take part, and poignantly conveys the long shadow it cast for a generation of women
Natural flights of the human mind by Clare Morrall( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a disused lighthouse on the Devon coast lives Peter Straker, a recluse who, in his dreams, is visited by some of the seventy-eight people he believes he killed twenty-four years ago. But Straker's solitude is about to be invaded. Imogen Doody, a school caretaker with a painful history that has left her prickly and unapproachable, inherits a run-down cottage in the nearby village. And she needs help restoring it. Guilt, loss and a Tiger Moth plane lie at the heart of this story of two misfits learning to reconnect."--Container
The man who disappeared by Clare Morrall( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you do if, out of the blue, your reliable husband disappears? Then you are told he has been involved in money-laundering. Surely the man you know intimately couldn't be a criminal - could he?
The last of the greenwoods by Clare Morrall( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a field outside Bromsgrove, two elderly brothers live in adjoining railway carriages. No one visits and they never speak to each other. Until the day Zohra Dasgupta, a young postwoman, delivers an extraordinary letter - from a woman claiming to be the sister they thought had been murdered fifty years earlier
After the bombing by Clare Morrall( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of May 3rd, 1942, 15-year-old Alma Braithwaite and her fellow boarders at Goldwyn's school huddle in an air-raid shelter as bombs rain down on Exeter in one of the Baedeker raids. By the time the girls emerge, half the school is in ruins and the city centre has been destroyed. 21 years on, Alma lives alone in the family house and teaches music at her old school. She's moderately content, until the death of the long-serving headmistress brings a new broom in the form of the steely, modernizing Miss Yates. A new student starts too - the daughter of a man Alma hasn't seen since 1942, when he played a pivotal role in her life. Suddenly, Alma is taken back to the summer that followed the raids, a summer of numbing loss yet also of youthful exuberance, friendship and dancing
Astonishing splashes of colour by Clare Morrall( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in an over-vivid world, Kitty is tipped off-centre by the loss of her "child that never was". And as children all around become emblems of hope, longing and grief, she's made shockingly aware of the real reason for her pervasive sense of "non-existence."
The roundabout man by Clare Morrall( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the Roundabout Man? He does not look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books, but he's nearer retirement than childhood. What he hopes no one will discover is that he's the real Quinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from--until now. When Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother
When the floods came by Clare Morrall( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world prone to violent flooding, Britain, ravaged 20 years earlier by a deadly virus, has been largely cut off. Survivors are few and far between, most of them infertile. Children are a rare commodity. For 22-year-old Roza Polanski, life with her family in their isolated tower block is relatively comfortable. But when a stranger called Aashay Kent arrives, everything changes. Roza can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aashay than he's letting on. Is there more to life beyond their isolated bubble? By the author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted 'Astonishing Splashes of Colour', this is an enthralling, unusual novel, taut with suspense and striking in its vivid portrait of a future world at once alien and recognisable
By the light of the moon : an anthology of short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who disappeared by Clare Morrall( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What would you do if, out of the blue, your husband disappeared and you found out he was a suspected criminal? When reliable, respectable Felix Kendall vanishes, his wife Kate is left reeling. As she and their children cope with the shocking impact on their comfortable lives, Kate realises that, if Felix is guilty, she never truly knew the man she loved. But as she faces the possibility that he might not return, she also discovers strengths she never knew she had
The language of others by Clare Morrall( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica Fontaine has always had trouble understanding the emotions and reasoning of others. Now 40 years old, Jessica has a son who is a successful businessman and computer whiz--but won't leave the house. Exploring her past after reconnecting with her ex, Jessica finally puts the puzzle pieces together to make sense of both her life and her son's
 
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Alternative Names
Clare Morrall British writer

Clare Morrall Brits schrijfster

Morrall, Clare 1952-...

Морралл, Клэр

Languages
English (175)

Spanish (7)

French (5)

German (3)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Russian (1)