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An Awfully Big Adventure

An Awfully Big Adventure

by Beryl Bainbridge



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  • UK First Edition, First Printing

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About the book

'This is one of Bainbridge's best books. The close observation and hilarity are underlain by a sense of tragedy as deep as any in fiction' The Times


It is 1950 and the Liverpool repertory theatre company is rehearsing its Christmas production of Peter Pan, a story of childhood innocence and loss. Stella has been taken on as assistant stage manager and quickly becomes obsessed with Meredith, the dissolute director. But it is only when the celebrated O'Hara arrives to take the lead, that a different drama unfolds. In it, he and Stella are bound together in a past that neither dares to interpret.

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About the Author

Beryl Bainbridge

Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge DBE was an English writer from Liverpool.

She was primarily known for her works of psychological fiction, often set among the English working classes.

Bainbridge won the Whitbread Award twice and was nominated for the Booker Prize five times. In 2008, The Times newspaper named Bainbridge among their list of "The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945".

  • Professionally Packed

    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Signed, located and dedicated copy, dedication reads: To Bernice, with love and kisses Beryl Bainbridge Delaney Cafe, 1989/90

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