A.L. Kennedy’s unusual, unbearably moving love story about two decent, damaged people trying to make moral choices in an immoral world.

Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced, a senior civil servant who loathes his work for a government engaged in unmentionable acts. Meg Williams is 45 and shakily sober, living on Telegraph Hill - where she can see London unfurl below. Both are ready to sacrifice what’s left of themselves for honesty, and a chance at tenderness. As Jon and Meg navigate the sweet and serious heart of London they pass through 24 hours that will change them both for ever.

The Man Booker Prize 2016
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Jonathan Cape
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A.L. Kennedy

A.L. Kennedy

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A.L. Kennedy – Alison Louise Kennedy – is a writer of serious, often dark, fiction who is also a stand-up comedian and, possibly linking the two, a columnist on Brexit for a German newspaper.
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