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Being Emily


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The brilliant new novel from the author of the bestselling Buddha Da

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Anne the author of the prize-winning novel.Buddha Da.and the short-story collection,Hieroglyphics..Buddha Da.was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It received a Scottish Arts Council Award and won the Le Prince Maurice Award in Mauritius in 2004. She has also written for radio and the stage and has been working on the screenplay for the film of.Buddha Da. She lives in Glasgow.


* A tender, lyrical coming-of-age narrative, its people drawn with love in that singing Glasgow voice that is Donovan's signature -- Stevie Davies Guardian * An endearing coming-of-age novel, provoking laughter and sadness in equal measure. -- Leanne Kolirin Mslexia 20080501 * Donovan's novel is an accomplished family drama which is quirky and endearing. Don't wait until your next life to read it. SUNDAY HERALD * Her deliciously corkscrewed tale flows with the sap of everyday life. SUNDAY TIMES * Wonderfully fresh and moving. -- Kate Saunders The Times 20080614 * Being Emily is so genuinely good-hearted, it's easy to warm to it. Rarely is Glasgow depicted so affectionately and if the family at the centre of the book is dysfunctional, there's no wallowing in misery for misery's sake. -- The Arts Sunday Herald 20090222 * Donovan writes, in Glaswegian dialect, with an idiosyncratic and beguiling prose style that was so powerful in her debut novel, Buddha Da...She handles characters and plot with both toughness and tenderness, and depicts the pains and pleasures borne by the developing female artist. -- Anita Sethi Independent on Sunday 20090308 * She handles characters and plot with both toughness and tenderness, and depitcs the pains and pleasures borne by the developing borne by the developing female artist. Independent on Sunday 20090308 Donovan writes with bittersweet amplomb. The Times 20090404

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