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Earth and Heaven

Sue Gee

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Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & , Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), First World War fiction, Historical fiction

'In this beautiful novel, Sue Gee... has dared to take on a difficult, grief-stricken period of English history, and done so with sensitivity and understanding; EARTH AND HEAVEN is the clever, compelling result' The Times

In the aftermath of the First World War, the painter Walter Cox cherishes the place of his childhood to keep the pulse of his art alive. Haunted by his work, his young daughter Meredith has her own fight: to quell the power of her inner life.

Deeply affecting, shot through with a shimmering apprehension of the natural world, EARTH AND HEAVEN is about life's fragility, and the power of love and painting to disturb, renew and reveal us to ourselves.

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Praise for Earth and Heaven

  • Beautiful... Clever, compelling - The Times

  • A compassionate account of the life of an artist, particularly strong in its evocation of post-war London and the countryside of Kent - Woman and Home

  • Memorable, poetic... Wonderfully evocative writing - you can almost smell the hop vines as you read - Ms London

  • Descriptive brilliance... Its emotional tenor remains buoyant and unfaltering from the first page to the last - TLS

  • 'A terrific writer' Adele Geras - Adele Geras

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Sue Gee

Sue Gee is the author of nine previous novels, including The Mysteries of Glass, long-listed for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction, and Reading in Bed (2008), which also received wide acclaim; and a short story collection, Last Fling (2011). She is a mentor on the Write to Life programme at Freedom from Torture, and teaches at the Faber Academy.She lives in London and Herefordshire.

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