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Half-truths & White Lies


Winner of the 2008 Daily Mail First Novel Award

When Tom Fellows proclaims that a Venn diagram is a far better way of illustrating modern family ties than a traditional tree, his young daughter Andrea has no idea that he is referring to their own situation. It is only when she loses both parents in a shocking car accident that she takes an interest in her own genealogy and begins to realise that her perfect upbringing was not all that it seemed…

Half-truths & White Lies is a beautifully crafted, thought-provoking novel that questions the influence of the people who are missing from our lives. It examines the thin line between love and friendship, looking at our complex emotional needs. It also explores how one woman’s life is dictated by her desire for children, whilst another’s is shaped by her decision not to have them.

Praise for Half Truths and White Lies

‘A beautifully written story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer.’ -Joanne Harris

‘Jane Davis’s beautifully written debut is a worthy winner of the Daily Mail/Transworld First Novel Award. There is nothing of the novice about her technique, which shows all the confidence of a natural-born writer.’ -John Harding, Daily Mail

‘This is a thought-provoking and beautifully crafted novel that will keep you enthralled until the very last page.’ -The People’s Friend.

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Publication Details:

Published: 9 April 2009
Book Type: Book
Book Format: Paperback/Kindle Edition/epub/mobi
ISBN 10: 0552775700
ISBN 13: 978-0552775700
Kindle ASIN: B0031RS9DO

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