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Bad Faith Paperback – 20 Aug 2008

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Strident Publishing; 1st edition (20 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905537085
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905537082
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,283,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is, dare we say it, an important book. Think 1984 without the livestock. Bad Faith is a very clever satire, written with pace and humour and wholly deserving of a wider audience. My initial concern was that I would be able to identify with a narrator who was a teenage girl. But this notion was quickly dispelled as I was quickly caught up in the sinister dystopia that is Cass's world. Given the weight of her topic, Ms Philip wields her pen with a deft and surprisingly light touch. Never preaching, allowing her characters to perform their roles within her themes and bound by the confines of a tightly constructed plot. All of life is here; family secrets and delusions, a state-sanctioned serial killer called Holy Joe and a disconcerting demonstration of what might happen if fundamentalism were ever to overtake these shores.' [awarded 5 magnifying glasses] --Crimesquad.com

'Accomplished, complex and satisfying.' --Lin Anderson, author of DRIFTNET

About the Author

Gillian Philip was born in Glasgow and has been writing all her life, starting with short but frenetic novels about Captain Scarlet and The Man from UNCLE (having massive crushes on both). She has worked as a barmaid, theatre usherette, record store assistant, radio presenter, typesetter, and political assistant to a parliamentary candidate. While living in Barbados, where her steadiest job was as a singer in an Irish bar, she took up writing professionally, and wrote many short stories for women's magazines. IN 2001 she moved back to Scotland, and now lives in Morayshire with her husband and twin children.


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