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‘Brilliant… A quintessentially English writer- her work has a charm and finesse, a civilised irony’


Today is Jack Sadler’s birthday. Or is it? He’s not sure, he doesn’t really care. It might be his last day or the beginning of a new chapter in his life. He must find the key to his old room. He knows the truth about his past lies there and somehow he must get in and confront it.

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  • ‘Sadler’s Birthday is as far from the stereotype of a young woman’s first novel as it can be. It is a masterly study of a lonely but loyal man that is deeply felt, intelligent and often touchingly funny. I liked it very much’

    Angus Wilson
  • ‘A first novel of remarkable talent; never a foot set wrong’

    Financial Times


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