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The Art of Leaving by Anna Stothard
  

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In this haunting story about saying goodbye and awkward bows, Anna Stothard - the acclaimed author of the Orange-longlisted The Pink Hotel - shows that even freedom may have its cost after all.

Synopsis

The Art of Leaving by Anna Stothard

Leaving has always come naturally to Eva Elliott. The daughter of a pilot,she spent her childhood leaving schools and cities. Now an adult, she enjoys the thrill of saying goodbye much more than the butterflies of a first smile or kiss. There's so much more potential in walking away, and Eva has always had a dangerously vivid imagination. During a rainy summer in Soho, when a golden eagle escapes London Zoo to prowl the city and a beguiling stranger begins appearing around town armed with a conspiratorial smile and a secret, Eva discovers that endings just aren't as easy as they used to be. Is it a flirtation playing out amongst the crumbling offices, clubs and alleys of Soho, or something much darker? The line blurs in this haunting story about saying goodbye -

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'Stothard's writing is accomplished and very engaging'
Kate Saunders, The Times



'The quality of her writing is remarkable'
Helen Dunmore

About the Author

Anna Stothard

Anna Stothard was born in London. She has written weekly columns in the Observer and the Sunday Telegraph, among other freelance journalism. Her first novel, Isabel and Rocco, was published in 2004. She did her undergraduate degree at Oxford, then moved to Los Angeles where she was awarded a screenwriting scholarship with the Masters programme at the American Film Institute. While studying she lived in a surreal mock-German castle in Little Armenia and worked on film sets for two years and on finishing her MA she returned to London. She lives in Hampstead, London.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th March 2013

Author

Anna Stothard

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Author's Website

www.annastothard.com/
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Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
300 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846882371

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