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Talking It Over

ISBN 
9780099540137
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R230.00
Published 
January 1980
About the book: 
From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes a novel of profound insight and comic flare. Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a dictionary', brash and feckless. Soon Stuart and Gillian are married, but it is not long before a tentative friendship between the three evolves into something far different. Talking it Over is a brilliant and intimate account of love's vicissitudes. It begins as a comedy of errors, then slowly darkens and deepens, drawing us compellingly into the quagmires of the heart.
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About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending,  which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and The Noise of Time.  He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of  and the Sunday Times  number one bestseller Levels of Life.  In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.