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David’s Book Club: Novelist, Rachel Joyce talks about her new book, Perfect. She will also discuss her massive bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

David’s Book Club: Novelist, Rachel Joyce talks about her new book, Perfect. She will also discuss her massive bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • Thu Apr 10, 2014 - 19:30
  • David's Bookshop

“A near-flawless novel of emotional truth.” Evening Standard

“You will end up grinning and recommending this wild, searching book to everyone you know.” The Times

 

In 1972, in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth, two seconds were added. Byron hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.

Then Byron’s mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right? Infused with the profound insights into what makes us human, lightened with acute observations about the frailties of us all, Perfect is Rachel Joyce at her finest. a novel about misunderstandings, the small acts of kindness that make the difference and the redemptive nature of time.

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and for which Rachel Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book awards New Writer of the year 2013. She has written over twenty original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for the classic Serial and Woman’s hour, as well as a TV period drama for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood award for Best Radio Play. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and four children.