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Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the age of 90-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers, Nastya and Euphoria, with tangled stories of her husbands and love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, walks without the aid of a frame and speaks without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he's whispered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Romance fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1787331431 9781787331433 9781787331440 178733144X
OCLC Number: 1105959873
Description: 279 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Howard Jacobson.

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A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. Told with Jacobson's trademark wit and style, Live a Little is  Read more...

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"A joyous new novel... A life-affirming tale of late-flowering love... if we manage to live a little longer, we might have the privilege of enjoying more novels such as this one." * Sunday Times * Read more...

 
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