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These Are Our Children

By Julie Maxwell

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Julie Maxwell teaches English Literature at Oxford and has won several awards and scholarships. Her first novel, You Can Live Forever, was published in 2003.

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  • ISBN: 9781780877129
  • Publication date: 01 Aug 2013
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: riverrun
'A remarkable book ... elegantly written, intricately and plausibly plotted with some stunning surprises. A page-turner, in fact. More, it is moving about miscarriage, about childbirth, in a way that is exceptional' Craig Raine. — Craig Raine
'An original and witty writer who deserves to be better known' Joanna Kavenna. — Joanna Kavenna
'Excellent ... It's all there: humour, wisdom, commitment to the difficult truth. And most basic and most important of all, good writing' Claire Lowdon, TLS. — TLS
'Singular and memorable, alarmingly frank, terrifyingly fearless, funny, clever, thought-provoking ... She uses comedy to lower your guard, then skewers you with impossibly difficult moral issues ... This is a truly adult read, demanding that we flex our intellectual and ethical muscles' Jane Housham, Guardian. — Guardian
'Julie Maxwell's second novel is written with waspish wit and is unflinching in its examination of an under-discussed area of women's experience' Carla McKay, Daily Mail. — Daily Mail
'She wields a feistily original brand of wit and she marshals a capacity for ethical debate that feels so unstrained ... Occasionally dazzling' Julie Myerson, The Times. — The Times
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