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Lavinia Greenlaw

In the City of Love's Sleep
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Hardback

This is a story about a woman and a man who meet by chance. Nothing of any importance is said, yet she suddenly turns away, leaves the room, and starts to run. She is in shock from what this man has brought back to life: an electrical affinity, a higher self, a feeling of having been woken, recogniz...

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The Importance of Music to Girls
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

The Importance of Music to Girls tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into - getting drunk, falling in love, cutting our hair, wanting to change the world - as well as the darker side of the adolescent years: loneliness, bullying, getting arrested. From bubble-gum pop to classical p...

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In the City of Love's Sleep
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

Iris, a museum conservator in her late forties, is separating from her husband while bringing up two daughters. Raif is a stalled academic, as uncertain of the past as he is of the future, whose girlfriend is about to move in with him. When Iris and Raif first meet by chance, Iris suddenly turns ...

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The Importance of Music to Girls
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

For the misfits, there will always be music. As the sound track to basement parties, late-night drives, and solitary rituals of self-pity, the right music gives context and momentum to the bewildering process of growing up. In this passionate, poetic memoir, Lavinia Greenlaw searches out diaries, LP...

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A Double Sorrow
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia Greenlaw's new work, takes its title from the opening line of that poem in a fresh telling of this most tortured of love affai...

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A Double Sorrow
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Hardback

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia Greenlaw's new work, takes its title from the opening line of that poem in a fresh telling of this most tortured of love affai...

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1914-goodbye to All That
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback

A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world. In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title fro...

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William Morris in Iceland: Questions of Travel
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Hardback

Lavinia Greenlaw's selection from Morris's Icelandic Journal ('the best book of travel written by an English poet', and the least known) is interposed with her own 'questions of travel', which follow the footprints of Morris's prose, responding to its surfaces and undercurrents, extending its horizo...

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Minsk
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

Minsk is Lavinia Greenlaw's third collection, and the first since the title poem of A World Where News Travelled Slowly won the Forward Prize for the year's finest poem of 1997. From London Zoo to an Essex village and the Arctic Circle, Greenlaw explores questions of place - the childhood landscapes...

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The Casual Perfect
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

If Lavinia Greenlaw's Minsk was about home, her new collection tests the proximities of elsewhere, 'the circle round our house', the road between two lives. Its title recalls a phrase of Robert Lowell's to describe Elizabeth Bishop --one of the book's presiding spirits, with her insistence on the pr...

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The Built Moment
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Hardback

Lavinia Greenlaw's last collection, The Casual Perfect (2011), focused on 'the achievement of the provisional'. The Built Moment explores what we build out of the provisional: beginnings and endings, arrivals and departures, and the moments we fix as memories, fixing too their joy and pain. The fir...

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The Importance of Music to Girls
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through all that anyway...the music attracted and repelled, organised and disturbed and then let us into the night, clusters of emotion ready to dissolve into sleep. In The Importance o...

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The BBC National Short Story Award 2016
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

One of the most prestigious awards for the short story has reached its eleventh year. Hugely successful, the BBC National Short Story Award, in partnership with Booktrust, awards 15,000 to the winning author, with 3000 going to the runner-up."Author BiographyJudges on this year s prize include BBC R...

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A Double Sorrow
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Hardback

The captivating love story of ill-fated Troilus and Criseyde, first popularized by Chaucer's poem in the 1380s, is one of the most enduring stories of the English language. In A Double Sorrow, award-winning poet Lavinia Greenlaw breathes fresh life into the medieval tale through a series of seven-li...

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Audio Obscura
by Lavinia Greenlaw ~ Paperback / softback

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