Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and a Richard & Judy Book Club choice, this accessible and profound novel is now published in paperback. Centring on a Victorian "cause celebre" Barnes brings the period, the case and the inner lives of the two main characters vividly to life. 'This novel is Barnes at his best' "Times" von Barnes, Julian
Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Sunday Times bestsellers The Noise of Time and The Only Story. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and three books of non-fiction, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life and The Man in the Red Coat, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Duff Cooper Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.