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The Blue
ISBN: 9781846590139
eISBN: 9781846591341
November 2006
13 x 20 cm
212 pages

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Maggie Gee

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Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta's original 'Best Young British Novelists'. She has published many novels to great acclaim, including The White Family, which was shortlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2004; and The Flood, which was longlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize. She has also published My Cleaner, My Driver, The Ice People and My Animal Life with Telegram. Virginia Woolf in Manhattan is her latest novel.

Maggie was the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, 2004-2008, and is now one of its Vice-Presidents. She lives in London.

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In the distance, under a spreading tree, her elder children were debating with others. Usually they only saw her in the kitchen. They spotted her just as she was leaving the campus and heading on down towards the wide white sand. 'Mum,' they called, astonished. 'Mum! Mu-uM! Where are you going?'

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