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About the Author: Anthony Gardner

Anthony Gardner spent his early life between in England and Ireland, but has lived in London for most of his adult life. As soon as he started reading books, he wanted to write them - but, realising that this would be a difficult way to earn a living, he embarked on a career in journalism, with his weekends set aside for what he regarded as his real writing. As a magazine journalist he has been deputy editor of Harpers & Queen and editor of the Royal Society of Literature Review, and has written for the Sunday Times Magazine, the Irish Times Magazine and Architectural Digest among many others. His first novel, The Rivers of Heaven, was partly inspired by Wordsworth's Immortality Ode, and involves a newborn child remembering its existence before it arrived on earth. His second, Fox, is very different - a fast-moving satirical thriller about the surveillance society involving unscrupulous politicians and urban foxes

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Paperback, Published in Sep 2012 by Starhaven

ISBN10: 0936315296 | ISBN13: 9780936315294

Page count: 148

A child is born to a single mother. His feckless father has vanished, leaving the mother to cope as best she can, watched over by a kindly Jamaican. A country cottage is visited by a young hotographer, whose happiest days of childhood were spent there; he longs to live in it again but first must negotiate the duplicities of adult and professional politics. Intimations of immortality, nostalgia and dreams of excape to a reggae or post-hippy lifestyle permeate these interwoven histories. A vivid London of the day-before-yesterday is evoked against apprehensions of a more ideal form of existence.

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