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Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader Hardcover – 8 Nov 2012

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Main Market Ed. edition (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447214722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447214724
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fifteen novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He lives in Dublin.

Raymond Bell lives in Ireland.

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As an introduction to this author this Reader works perfectly. It allows you to graze and nibble at his works before deciding which ones to read, and as soon as I came across his description of the "little blue butterflies" that "fluttered awkwardly like clockwork flowers" (Birchwood 1973) I was hooked! The Reader is a delicious treat and hopefully you will also find something in here that you want to read more.
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