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Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman's Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play. She moved to writing after a twenty-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl, winning a Time Out Best Actress award and the Sony Silver. This is her first novel. She is currently at work on her second.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
The Music Shop
Rachel Joyce
A heartrending love story. An ode to vinyl. A poignant evocation of a community of shopkeepers in the late eighties. Like the music beloved by its protagonist, this pitch-perfect novel has an ineffable power to uplift the soul. At the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017
Lovereading Price: £11.99
A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce
A Snow Garden and Other Stories
Rachel Joyce
As read on Radio 4, seven linked stories set in the Christmas holidays - all as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce
A Snow Garden and Other Stories
Rachel Joyce
Seven stories as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be. A Faraway Smell of Lemon: The School Term has ended. It is almost Christmas but Binny, out last-minute shopping couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.99
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Or the Letter That Was Never Sent to Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Or the Letter That Was Never Sent to Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
While Harold Fry was walking up through England with his media circus (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Henry Fry), Queenie preparing to die, was hanging on for him. This is what she did while she waited in her Catholic hospice. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Rachel Joyce
While Harold Fry was walking up through England with his media circus (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Henry Fry), Queenie preparing to die, was hanging on for him. This is what she did while she waited in her Catholic hospice. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Perfect
Rachel Joyce
Two friends, Byron and James, attend the same private school. In 1972 two seconds were added to time, something to do with a leap year and Earth’s movement. The boys become obsessed with this, Byron even admits to being terrified. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. This is one of those books that you can’t help but fall in love with. Experienced radio playwright...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. March...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2012
Lovereading Price: £10.39

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