All the Beggars Riding

by Lucy Caldwell

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A powerfully emotional story. Flipping around the life of the fictional Lara Moorhouse as she uses the creation of a book to explore and try to make sense of the sometimes painful memories of her and her family's lives. Lucy Collins most recent novel, The Meeting Point, won the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2011.

All the Beggars Riding Synopsis

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.) When Lara was twelve, and her younger brother Alfie eight, their father died in a helicopter crash. A prominent plastic surgeon, and Irishman, he had honed his skills on the bomb victims of the Troubles. But the family grew up used to him being absent: he only came to London for two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic, where he met their mother years before, and they only once went on a family holiday together, to Spain, where their mother cried and their father lost his temper and left early. Because home, for their father, wasn't Earls Court: it was Belfast, where he led his other life...

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ISBN: 9780571270552
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780571270552
Publication date: 7th February 2013
Author: Lucy Caldwell
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
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About Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She read English at Queens' College, Cambridge, and is a graduate of Goldsmith's MA in Creative and Life Writing. Her debut novel Where They Were Missed (2006), was described in the Independent as 'beautifully paced, evocative and unfaltering ... an object lesson in balancing the personal and the political'. An award-winning playwright, she is currently under commission to write for the main stage of the Royal Court Theatre. Her most recent novel, The Meeting Point won the Dylan Thomas Prize 2011.

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