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0141025204
Hardback:How to be both / Ali Smith.:2015 Hardback How to be both / Ali Smith.
How to be both / Ali Smith.
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962-
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books, 2015.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141025209 (pbk.) :
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This is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make a literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths, and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance.

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Joyful and artful. Having been told that either half can be read first I ended up reading the whole book twice. The two halves are not predictably interwoven and each perspective is plausible and uplifting. The book addresses parenting, loss, compassion and, indeed, how to be both. Recommended.
03/08/19
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Paperback:Autumn:2017. Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
272 pages ; 20 cm
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Grossly overrated.
27/02/18
Shiv Sundar
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Paperback:Winter:2018. Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
321 pages ; 20 cm
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Paperback:Spring:2020. Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
339 pages ; 20 cm
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Paperback:Summer:2021. Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
384 pages ; 20 cm
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1471287939
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Large print:How to be both:2015. Large print
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print,
Resource type: Physical
352 pages (large print)
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Talking book - CD:Public library and other stories:2016. Talking book - CD
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audiobooks,
Resource type: Physical
5 CDs (315 min.) : digital, stereo
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Hardback:Artful:2012. Hardback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2012.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton,
Resource type: Physical
202 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
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1786892472
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Paperback:Girl meets boy:2018. Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
164 pages ; 20 cm.
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Paperback:In the spirit of Spark : the Muriel Spark lecture:2018. Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Polygon,
Resource type: Physical
56 pages ; 18 cm
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0957152825
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Hardback:Shire:2013. Hardback
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Full Circle,
Resource type: Physical
128 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm
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