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Life in the Palace

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Life in the Palace by Carol Birch
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Kinnaird Buildings, a tenement block in Waterloo, was once quality. Now ancient and blackened, it houses a fringe community of the feckless, the light-fingered, the addicted, who ignore the thuds and screams, and try to patch something together out of the rags and tatters of their lives. At the centre are Judy, resting from emotional entanglements with men, attempting to resist romantic, wayward Jimmy Raffo; and Loretta, fighting poverty and the brutality of her surroundings.

Accolades

Winner of David Higham Prize for Fiction 1988.

Author Biography

Carol Birch was born in 1951 in Manchester and went to Keele university. She has lived in London, south-west Ireland and now Lancaster. In 1991 she won the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize with The Fog Line.
Release date NZ
March 2nd, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Pages
256
ISBN-13
9781860496882
Product ID
1688751

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