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In the Place of Fallen Leaves Paperback – 7 Apr 1997

4.4 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Black Swan; New edition edition (7 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552995363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552995368
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.3 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 858,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A gifted storyteller, steeped in country lore and the beauty of ordinary events. Like Thomas Hardy whose kindred spirit quietly animates these pages, he is concerned with the dignity of work, the force of destiny and the consequences of human passion (New York Times)

Reminiscent of Faulkner and García Márquez, the writing retains a very English scale . Sensitive, heart-warming and hallucinatory (Financial Times)

More perfect than any first novel deserves to be (Observer)

Most beautifully written, hypnotic as Proust, very funny and full of love that doesn't cloy . A dreamy, easy, wonderful read - and quite remarkable for a first novel (Jane Gardam)

This is it. This is the real thing. This is whatever I mean by the work of a born writer . Comic and wry and elegiac and shrewd and thoughtful all at once. Please read it (A. S. Byatt)

A very English kind of magic (Giles Foden)

Tim Pears' beautiful first novel brings just a touch of Macondo to rural Devon in the heatwave of 1984 (Salman Rushdie)

Refreshing, even revelatory . A work that is dense with detail and richly evocative . A very impressive performance (Jane Smiley Washington Post)

Highly atmospheric . It had an intoxicating, magical quality which completely beguiled me (Jeremy Paxman)

Engaging, well-written and original (Philip Hensher Guardian)

Remarkable . a gorgeous tapestry of country life as it was and, perhaps in a few places, still is. And it is tough and trenchant enough to be enjoyed by people who are not otherwise interested in rural idylls (Sunday Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Tim Pears' prize-winning, critically acclaimed debut about a hot summer in a Devon village where time seems to stand still --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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