A moving and intensely felt examination of the lengths to which we will go to seek protection and security in others. Returning to haunted Cornish landscapes familiar from other Gale novels, it is the story of individuals in search of a family. Dido, the nine-year-old heroine and emotional centre of Patrick Gale's latest painful comedy, knows that the adults who surround her, the adults who should know better, depend on her for happiness. So who is she to turn to when her short life turns upside down and tragic ...

A Sweet Obscurity 2009, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007307654

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A Sweet Obscurity 2004, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007151028

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A Sweet Obscurity 2003, Flamingo, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780007150991

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