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This Is Not a Novel

  • Author
    • Jennifer Johnston
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Johnny, an outstanding young swimmer, went missing nearly thirty years ago: drowned, or so everyone except his sister Imogen believes. How could this have happened? Encouraged, pushed even, from a child by his father, Johnny could have made the Olympic team, couldn't he? As Imogen gradually pieces together bits of her family history, we hear the tragic echoes that connect her with the Great War and Ireland in the nineteen-twenties.
  • Published: Jul 07 2003
  • Pages: 224
  • 199 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9780747269465

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Press Reviews

  • Guardian
    The quiet, elegiac prose is well sustained
  • Saturday Telegraph
    Characters damaged by their upbringing are Jennifer Johnston's metier, and echoes are a favourite motif. In what is, despite its title, a very fine novel, the tragedies of her family's past recur as Imogen's words resound off the coastal bay. A taut narrative, pared prose and lyrical imagery add up to a sad affirmation of Philip Larkin's adage
  • Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
    Characteristically wry [and] intelligent