By Bernardine Bishop
From the author of the acclaimed Unexpected Lessons in Love - 'impossible to recommend more highly' Guardian
There's more going on in The Street than its inhabitants realise . . . In the course of this delightful, quirky and perceptive novel an elderly soldier with incipient Alzheimer's saves the life of a remarkable child, a resting actor finds real purpose, a woman starved of love discovers it in an unexpected place and a beloved cat achieves immortality.
The great-granddaughter of the poet Alice Meynell, Bernardine Bishop was the youngest witness in the Lady Chatterley trial in 1960. After writing two early novels, she taught in a London comprehensive school for ten years and then had a distinguished career as a psychotherapist, during which she brought up her two sons. Cancer forced her retirement in 2010 and she returned to her first love, fiction. Bernardine Bishop lived in London with her husband, until her death in July 2013.
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05 Nov 2015
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Graceful and haunting — Sunday Mirror
Lovely, surprising... filled with life and optimism and a wicked sense of comedy... deeply satisfying. — The Times
Unexpected and exciting — Daily Mail
She excels in excavating single moments to powerfully show the profound in the prosaic. — Observer, Paperback of the Week
The Street is a hugely enjoyable little book that is just a joy. — Irish Examiner