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A newly-widowed woman has done a runner. She just jumped in her car, abandoned her (very nice) house in north London and kept on driving until she reached the Norfolk coast. Now she's rented a tiny cottage and holed herself away there, if only to escape the ceaseless sympathy and insincere concern. She's not quite sure, but thinks she may be having a bit of a breakdown. Or perhaps this sense of dislocation is perfectly normal in the circumstances. All she knows is that she can't sleep and may be drinking a little more than ...

The Widow's Tale 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571254415


Mass-market paperback

The Widow's Tale 2010, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571206230


Trade paperback

The Widow's Tale 2010, Windsor, Bath

ISBN-13: 9781408486573

Large type edition