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The Idea of Perfection
The Idea of Perfection
Author: Kate Grenville
Published to great acclaim in Britain, Kate Grenville's fifth novel, The Idea of Perfection, recently won the Orange Prize, Britain's most valuable literary award. Set in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, New South Wales, pop. 1374, it tells the story of Douglas Cheesman, a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, and Harley ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670030804
ISBN-10: 0670030805
Publication Date: 4/1/2002
Pages: 401
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is not what you'd call an exciting book, but it was well-written and heart-warming, with its unorthodox characters, and I really liked it. Leaves you feeling good, unlike many other modern books. What it reminded me of, a little, was the several books I have read by Neville Shute.
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