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The Heart Broke In Hardcover – 30 Aug 2012

3.7 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (30 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857862901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857862907
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 4.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 594,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Addictive . . . Meek is a novelist of Dostoevskyan intensity . . . encompassing blackmail, murder and sexual infidelity. You have to admire the scope and ambition of this operatic saga" (Guardian)

"A book about how to be good in bad times" (BBC Radio 4)

"The Heart Broke In has a Dickensian cast list [and] Meek's range, humour and boldness are a joy" (Louise Doughty Observer)

"This is a big juicy slab of a book, as thrilling and nourishing as a Victorian three-parter" (Whynn Weldon Spectator)

"Set in the near future, [Meek's] sinister media underworld hits on the zeitgeist . . . the characterisation is affectionate and the story is gripping" (We Love This Book)

"Feels like a TV mini-series" (Daily Mail)

"Intelligent, compelling and epic in scale" (Woman & Home)

"An enjoyable, thought-provoking read, going beyond satire to throw the questions back to the reader" (Andrea Mullaney Scotland on Sunday)

"Whizzes along for most of its 550 pages, via plots and subplots encompassing blackmail, murder and sexual infidelity, leaving the reader excited and impressed and, if a little confused, then enjoyably so . . . you have to admire the scope and ambition of this operatic saga" (Theo Tait Guardian)

"The Heart Broke In is a realistic slice of life at the bench, reflect­ing both the admirable and the unflattering qualities of scientists" (Nature Magazine)

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Shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award 2012

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