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  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241969472
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $27.99

Other People's Worlds




Julia has expectations of happiness - she is about to be married to Francis.

Other People's Worlds by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world's greatest writersWhat chance has a nice middle-class woman got against a determined conman?47-year-old widow, Julia, is about to remarry, much to the delight and relief of her daughters. But her mother has suspicions about Francis which she keeps to herself. Perhaps wrongly: if she'd shared her feelings with her daughter the disaster might have been avoided. Meanwhile there are two other women who have a claim on the would-be bridegroom - and the way things are shaping up it might be one of them, rather than Julia, who comes off worst out of the situation.William Trevor's brilliant novel explores the small horrors that lie close to the surface of ordinary life.'A constantly surprising work, pungent with the sense of evil and corruption' John Updike, New Yorker'Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling' Hilary MantelWilliam Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.

  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241969472
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

William Trevor

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland in 1928. He is the author of fourteen much-lauded novels: he won the Whitbread Prize three times and was short-listed for the Booker Prize four times, most recently with The Story of Lucy Gault in 2002. Trevor was widely recognized to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the English language. In 1999, William Trevor received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to literature. He died in 2016.

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