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- DescriptionSisterhood is all over the news today. Sex and the City, The Women and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants have all been prominent in the headlines. Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful is ather story about sisterhood. But it's different. There are Malo Blahniks, weddings in Paris, jeans that fit every girl perfectly. In fact, there's glamour and perfection at all. Instead, Deborah Kay Davies brings us the raw, honest, disturbing but somehow touching story of two sisters and their real relationship - the good, the bad and the very ugly. Set in the eastern valleys of south Wales from 1970 to the present day, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful relates the history of Grace and Tamar, their volatile childhood, disruptive coming-of-age and dubious maturity. The book is part vel, part fantasy, part social history. More than anything it tells dark, universal tales about how utterly strange it is to learn to be human. Readers who kw Deborah Kay Davies' poetry may be better prepared than most for the shock of her debut collection of stories, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful , by turns moving, hilarious and terrifying, and often all three at once.
- Author BiographyA girl from the eastern valleys of South Wales (Pontypool), she failed her Eleven Plus and went to Secondary Modern School. She faced the challenges many valleys children encounter, and mentally filed them away for her writing. Since her youth, she earned a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Cardiff University and has published a collection of poetry, Things You Think I Don't Know, as well as numerous stories in various publications. She is a three-time winner in the Rhys Davies competition. The only year she didn't win was the year she didn't enter - because her partner was a judge.
- PrizesWinner of Wales Book of the Year: English Language Award 2009.
- Author(s)Deborah Kay Davies
- PublisherParthian Books
- Date of Publication01/07/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationCardigan
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintParthian Books
- Weight113 g
- Width129 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine10 mm
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