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A Long Way Down: the international bestseller
 

A Long Way Down: the international bestseller (Paperback)

By Hornby, Nick
Read by Thompson, Sophie
Read by Lewis, Walter
Read by Banks, Morwenna
Read by Pearson, Neil

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A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby's hilarious bestseller about strangers and secrets 'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?' For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: he has, in his own words, 'pissed his life away'. And on New Yea...r's Eve he's going to end it all ...but not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea - but brought their own reasons. Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices if cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living? Shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, A Long Way Down is a darkly hilarious and moving novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby. If you like Jonathan Coe, David Sedaris and David Nicholls, you will love this book. A page-turning plot and rich, funny characters with several big laughs on every page...Hornby's best yet . (Literary Review). Hornby's best novel to date, impossible to put down...how can an examination of four people's anguish be so enthralling? (Ruth Rendell, Guardian). Masterful ...some of the finest writing, and some of the most outstanding characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading . (Johnny Depp). Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, How to be Good, Juliet, Naked, Slam and High Fidelity. His three works of non-fiction, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree are also available from Penguin.
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ISBN 9780241969953
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780241969953
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hornby, Nick
Read by Thompson, Sophie
Read by Lewis, Walter
Read by Banks, Morwenna
Read by Pearson, Neil
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 191g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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