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Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker Prize-winning novel set among the houseboat community of the Thames. `Offshore' is a dry, genuinely funny novel, set among the houseboat community who rise and fall with the tide of the Thames on Battersea Reach. Living between land and water, they feel as if they belong to neither... Maurice, a male prostitute, is the sympathetic friend to whom all the others turn. Nenna loves her husband but can't get him back; her children run wild on the muddy foreshore. She feels drawn ...

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Apr 23, 2009


This book was highly recommended to me by a lady who leads a reading group. It was purchased specifically for a couple who recently purchased a Dutch barge and live in this massive boat off the river Thames. They are in the process of reading "offshore" and were delighted with the gift. Thank-you!

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