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  • Published: 7 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446444023
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

A Great Big Shining Star




'A Great Big Shining Star feels like one of the most culturally important novels I remember reading' Bookmunch

Sixteen-year-old Grace has dreams, and she knows how to make them come true: a little silicone and surgery here and there -nose, breasts, lips, hair, teeth, nails.

Then with the right clothes and a new tan she'll be ready: ready to be seen, consumed and adored by millions. Grace will becomea celebrity.
Someone, though, remembers her as an ordinary, pretty schoolgirl living in a rural paradise: a place of simple, natural beauty. When he sees how utterly Grace has changed, he realises how far the world has fallen since those days. The collision of their two lives, their two very different trajectories, can only end in catastrophe.

  • Published: 7 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446444023
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Niall Griffiths

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He has published seven previous novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, Wreckage, Runt and A Great Big Shining Star.

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Praise for A Great Big Shining Star

A satirical look at the pursuit of celebrity

Western Mail

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