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An extract from AL Kennedy's new novel, The Blue Book

By AL Kennedy   185

Born in Dundee in 1965, AL Kennedy published her first book, a collection of short stories, in 1990. A number of works followed, including Day, a dark novel about war, conscience and memory narrated by a former RAF pilot, which won the 2007 Costa Book of the Year award.

Her distinctive, often sardonic fiction and three books of non-fiction have earned her a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile writers. In her new novel, The Blue Book, the two central characters, Arthur and Elizabeth, have worked as fake mediums, dishonestly assuaging others’ grief at the loss of their loved…

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