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The London train by Tessa Hadley

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Published by Harper Perennial in New York .
Written in English


  • Fathers and daughters,
  • Single women,
  • Families,
  • Railroad travel,
  • Fiction

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After the death of his mother, Paul abandons his family to live life on the edge with his daughter from a previous marriage who is pregnant and living in a run-down council flat, while Cora rebels against her marriage and society.

Edition Notes

StatementTessa Hadley
LC ClassificationsPR6108.A35 L66 2011b
The Physical Object
Pagination324, 16 p. ;
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25006067M
ISBN 100062011839
ISBN 109780062011831
LC Control Number2011283426

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