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Mourning Ruby
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published in 2003,
by Penguin
ISBN 0141015012

More than thirty years ago, a mother laid her newborn baby daughter in a shoebox and left it by the bins in the back yard of an Italian restaurant. Now that baby, Rebecca, is a mother herself, searching for her origins and a story that will make sense of her life. Mourning Ruby is hugely moving, strongly plotted novel, full of vitality and a brilliant wealth of story. It’s about memory and history, loss and mourning ... and how to cope if you are flying across the Atlantic in a plane when one of the engines fails ...

The Lie
The Greatcoat
The Betrayal
Counting the Stars
House of Orphans
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Mourning Ruby
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The Siege
With Your Crooked Heart
Your Blue-Eyed Boy
Talking to the Dead
A Spell of Winter
Burning Bright
Zennor in Darkness
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