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Joanna Barnard is an English Literature graduate and works in marketing. In 2014, she won the inaugural Bath Novel Award. A Northerner currently exiled in the South of England, Joanna misses flat vowels, friendly bus drivers and chips and gravy.
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Uncomfortable, sorrowful, challenging - yes Precocious is all of these, however it is also a memorable, powerful and fascinating read. Fiona reconnects with Henry, one of her teachers from Secondary School and starts to mentally revisit events from her younger years. Fiona herself tells the story, she is abrasive, different and insightful, it takes a little while to get used to how she darts around in her mind and in time. Don't be in too much of a rush to make your mind up about Fiona, her journey has to be experienced and there is understanding to be discovered. Joanna Barnard has skilfully, subtly and with great compassion written a gripping and provocative tale that deserves to be read. ~ Liz Robinson One of our Books of the Year 2015.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Hush Little Baby by Joanna Barnard, read by Daniel Weyman and Clare Corbett.When baby Oliver breaks his arm, no-one can (or will) say how it happened.His mother is exhausted.His father is angry.His older sister is resentful.And they all have something to hide...
An emotionally fraught psychological thriller and a shrewd examination of family life When baby Oliver breaks his arm, no-one can (or will) say how it happened.His mother is exhausted.His father is angry.His older sister is resentful.And they all have something to hide...