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More Lives Than One (1998) [Novel]
by Libby Purves Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Kit Milcourt - impatient, quirky, idealistic and brilliant - has been a climber, diver in exotic waters and affluent young city banker. Now, because of his beloved Anna, he is a teacher. Glumly mediocre Sandmarsh High School, reeling under assaults from Inspectors and its own unpromising pupils, is hard put to contain his maverick ideas. Year Seven, on the other hand, love them. Only the soothing presence of Anna keeps the peace.

But Anna can't guard her erratic husband on the school trip: instead a far darker, more malevolent staffroom presence crosses Europe and discovers what Kit has secretly planned for the children amid the dim alleys of winter Venice. But children are unpredictable too, and things move rapidly beyond both teachers' control.

Between farce and tragedy the resulting events swiftly change Kit's and Anna's lives in unthinkable ways, strain a great love to the limit and open a dark chasm into the past.

Original title: More Lives Than One
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: More Lives Than One

More Lives Than One (1998)
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Language: English

  • "Her best novel...fuelled by passion and sadness...grounded with humour, humanity and insight." Elizabeth Buchan, The Times
  • "Purves's evocative descriptions of Venice intensify an already gripping narrative." The Independent On Sunday
  • "Shows all the compassion chracteristic of her writing in her previous novels and columns...a humane and perceptive novel." Women & Home
  • "Beautifully written, with an emotional truth that makes the reader re-examine long-held attitudes and assumptions; the kind of book that you race to finish and then think about for a long time afterwards." Beverly Davies, The Lady
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More Lives Than One (1998)

ISBN: 0340680431

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