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We Had It So Good

On sale

12th January 2012

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844086399

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Born to hardworking immigrant parents in sunny suburban Los Angeles, Stephen Newman never imagined that he would spend his adult life under the grey skies of north London, would marry Andrea for convenience and stay married, and would watch his children grow into people he cannot fathom. Over forty years he and his friends have built lives of comfort and success, until the events of late middle age and the new century force them to realise that they have always existed in a fool’s paradise.

Reviews

Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
Gripping and stylishly told. Post-war California, Oxford and London are recreated superbly and brightly . . . Grant comes close to creating the perfect novel
Viv Groskop, Observer
Ambitious . . . Like the best novels, it makes you examine your own moral compass alongside that of its characters
Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
'Gripping and stylishly told. Post-war California, Oxford and London are recreated superbly and brightly . . . Grant comes close to creating the perfect novel'
Viv Groskop, Observer
'Ambitious . . . Like the best novels, it makes you examine your own moral compass alongside that of its characters'
Rosamund Urwin, Evening Standard
'My only complaint? I fear I may not read a better book all year'
Rosamund Urwin, Evening Standard
My only complaint? I fear I may not read a better book all year
Michael Arditti, Daily Mail
Compelling, perceptive and deeply humane
Michael Arditti, Daily Mail
'Compelling, perceptive and deeply humane'