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Richard Lumsden
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The Six Loves of Billy Binns

Richard Lumsden


9781472256690

Headline


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


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480 pages

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THE SIX LOVES OF BILLY BINNS is a deeply moving debut set in London against the backdrop of the changing 20th century. it is reading group fiction perfect for those who loved the quirky pathos of Gail Honeyman's ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and the warmth and humour of Rachel Joyce's THE PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY.

At 117 years old, Billy Binns is the oldest man in Europe and he knows his time is almost up. But Billy has a final wish: he wants to remember what love feels like one last time. As he looks back at the relationships that have shaped his life - and the events that shaped the century - he recalls a life full of hope, heartbreak and, above all, love.

By:   Richard Lumsden
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 192mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   588g
ISBN:   9781472256690
ISBN 10:   1472256697
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard Lumsden has worked as an actor, writer and composer in television, film and theatre for 30 years. As an actor his films include Downhill, Sightseers, Sense & Sensibility and The Darkest Hour, as well as numerous television shows and theatre productions. THE SIX LOVES OF BILLY BINNS is his first novel.


Lumsden's powers of invention and his sympathy for the human condition mean the novel never runs out of steam . . . quietly riveting * Irish Examiner * A big, assured, accomplished work * Sunday Independent * Moving * Bella * This uplifting and powerful debut is beautifully written, full of emotion and will tug at your heartstrings * Sarah J Harris, author of 'The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder' * A book I would like to have beside me as I grow old to remind me of what's important in life and what is not -- Jenny Quintana, author of 'The Missing Girl' Magical -- Sir Tom Courtenay The Six Loves of Billy Binns is extraordinary. Funny, heartbreaking, wise and so very uplifting, it's a beautiful story of life, love and redemption. Richard Lumsden is a natural, magical storyteller, weaving joy and pain through the life of a protagonist you can't fail to love. It's a book you read with your heart in your mouth and your breath held. It will stay with me for a long time. I loved it! * Miranda Dickinson * A novel with enough warmth for the chilliest of Januarys . . . lovely * Grazia * Richard Lumsden's first novel is full of surprises and sentiment * Sun *

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