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Clare Allan - Author


Clare Allan was the winner of the first Orange/Harpers short story prize. She lives in London. Poppy Shakespeare, an arresting account of madness set in a North London day hospital, is her first novel.

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Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan
Poppy Shakespeare
Clare Allan
This is a brilliantly tantalizing debut novel, interweaving madness into the stunning story of two women who meet in a mental institution. The two chief characters provide an emotional plotline which is troubling and frightening by turns; one of them...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2006

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