Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released June 3, 2011
ISBN 9780330535830

£35.00

On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq.


For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey―to receive his brother’s remains, but also into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie’s past.


Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with a sense of the intimate and the local, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving towards an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines―the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war―as heart-wrenching personal truth.

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Graham Swift

Graham Swift is an English writer. Born in London, England, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, Queen's College, Cambridge, and later the University of York.

Some of Swift's books have been filmed, including Waterland, Shuttlecock and Last Orders. His novel Last Orders was joint-winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and a mildly controversial winner of the 1996 Booker Prize, owing to the similarities in plot to William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.

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