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The Long Room

The Long Room

by Francesca Kay

Publisher Faber & Faber

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What happens to a man who has his ear pressed to the lives of others but not much life of his own? When Stephen Donaldson joins the Institute, he anticipates excitement, romance and new status. Instead he gets the tape-recorded conversations of ancient communists and ineffectual revolutionaries, until the day he is assigned a new case: the ultra-secret PHOENIX. Is PHOENIX really working for a foreign power? Stephen hardly cares; it is the voice of the target's wife that mesmerises him.

This is December 1981. Bombs are exploding, a cold war is being waged, another war is just over the horizon and the nation is transfixed by weekly instalments of Brideshead Revisited. Dangerously in love, and lonely, Stephen sets himself up for a vertiginous fall that will forever change his life.

As beautiful as it is intense, The Long Room is the dazzling new novel from an award-winning writer. With her mastery of the perfect detail, Francesca Kay explores a mind under pressure and the compelling power of imagination

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About the Author

Francesca Kay

Francesca Kay grew up in Southeast Asia and India, and has subsequently lived in Jamaica, the United States, Germany and now lives in Oxford. Her first novel, An Equal Stillness, was published in 2009 and was read on Radio 4's 'Book at Bedtime'. In June 2009 it won the Orange Award for New Writers.


In 2011 Francesca's second novel, The Translation of the Bones, was longlisted for the 2012 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. Her new novel, The Long Room, was published by Faber in January 2016.

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