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Clare Morrall

Forfatter af Astonishing Splashes of Colour

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First published by a small independent press in England, Clare Morrall defied all odds by shooting up the literary ladder and becoming a finalist for the Booker Prize, the most prestigious literary award in England Clare Morrall's lives in Birmingham, England, where she's raised two grown children vis mere and is a music teache vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: C Morrall, Clare Morral, Clare Morall, Clare Morrall, Clare Morrall

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Værker af Clare Morrall

Astonishing Splashes of Colour (2003) 669 eksemplarer
Natural Flights of the Human Mind (2006) 197 eksemplarer
The Man Who Disappeared (2010) 122 eksemplarer
The Language of Others (2008) 105 eksemplarer
When the Floods Came (2016) 64 eksemplarer
The Roundabout Man (2012) 47 eksemplarer
The Last of the Greenwoods (2018) 33 eksemplarer
After the Bombing (2014) 19 eksemplarer
A Booker Trio (2009) 1 eksemplar
By the Light of the Moon (2013) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Slightly Foxed 65: Asking the Right Questions (2020) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Hebbes Preview. 12 nieuwe smaakmakers voor het voorjaar (2006) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer

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Morrall is a good writer, who tells a good tale. This story involves two estranged brothers, and a young woman, a postal worker, who hasn't lived up to her early promise. It should have absorbed me, had me eagerly turning the page. But it didn't. It hung heavy, and it took me well over a week to finish it. I really don't know why. Perhaps I'll return to this review once the dust has settled.
Margaret09 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 15, 2024 |
I made it to Chapter 4. It wasn't holding my attention: nothing had really happened up to this point; I found I had been reading and taking nothing in. Maybe I've spent too much time in motorway service stations to find the setting in any way captivating. I though the plot was a bit thin and none of the characters were engaging me. Maybe it gets better, but I will give it a miss.
Triduana | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2022 |
An agreeable, often very funny novel about music and the difficulty of making sense of the rest of humanity when you are somewhere on the autism spectrum. I felt it was slightly spoilt by the way all the female characters (except the main viewpoint character, her mother and her mother-in-law) were competent, resourceful, tactful domestic angels and almost all the male characters were infantile monsters who seemed to exist only to sleep, have tantrums and be fed. Obviously not an unrealistic view of the world, but a somewhat monochrome one...… (mere)
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thorold | 13 andre anmeldelser | Nov 4, 2021 |
Quinn has settled into a kind of contentment after living for 5 years in a caravan on a roundabout when his peace is disturbed - shortly after an interview with a journalist, he is attacked and his home is trashed. He finds himself relying on the hospitality of a nearby service station where he has been a regular cafeteria patron.

This is the opening for a quirky and moving story about an older man remembering his childhood and coming to a new understanding of it. It is quite slow paced but I liked the writing and the quiet humour. Quinn and his triplet sisters grew up with a mother who was an acclaimed writer of children's books, in which they appeared as characters, but the reality was rather less idyllic than the fiction or than her public persona.

One for fans of reflective fiction rather than action packed stories.

Reviewed March 2012. I received a copy for review through the Amazon Vine programme.
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elkiedee | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jun 22, 2021 |



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