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ISBN
9781784631642
Extent
320pp
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
15-Mar-19
Publication Status
Forthcoming
Subject
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Trim Size
216 x 135mm

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A Perfect Explanation

Synopsis

Exploring themes of ownership and abandonment, Eleanor Anstruther’s debut is a fictionalised account of the true story of Enid Campbell (1892–1964), granddaughter of the 8th Duke of Argyll, who sold her son to her sister for £500.

Interweaving one significant day in 1964 with a decade during the interwar period, A Perfect Explanation gets to the heart of what it is to be bound by gender, heritage and tradition, to fight, to lose, to fight again. In a world of privilege, truth remains the same; there are no heroes and villains, only people misunderstood. Here, in the pages of this extraordinary book where the unspoken is conveyed with vivid simplicity, lies a story that will leave you reeling.