Small Pleasures

 11.00

by Clare Chambers

‘A very fine book… It’s witty and sharp and reads like something by Barbara Pym or Anita Brookner, without ever feeling like a pastiche’
David Nicholls

‘Perfect’
India Knight

‘Beautiful’
Jessie Burton

‘Wonderful’
Richard Osman

‘Miraculous’
Tracy Chevalier

Small Pleasures

It is 1957, in the suburbs of South East London. Jean Swinney is a journalist on a local paper, trapped in a life of duty and disappointment from which there is no likelihood of escape.

When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.

As the investigation turns her quiet life inside out, Jean is suddenly given an unexpected chance at friendship, love and – possibly – happiness.

But there will, inevitably, be a price to pay.

About the Author

Clare Chambers is a British novelist of different genres. In 1999, her novel Learning to Swim won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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