Song Before It Is Sung

Author(s): Justin Cartwright

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A tapestry of passion, ideas, frailty, courage and humanity, spanning Oxford in the 1930s, pre-war Prussia and contemporary Britain, this novel addresses the nature of friendship and what it means to be human.


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The most commercial and compelling novel yet from Justin Cartwright - twice Booker-shortlisted and Whitbread Book of the Year winner. His last book, The Promise of Happiness, was shortlisted by the Richard and Judy book club. Atonement meets The English PatientBloomsbury super lead fiction title supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign

'Justin Cartwright is one of our best novelists, but he still feels like a buried treasure.' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph Books of the Year 'Cartwright is a beautifully evocative writer; also one who makes you think.' Scotsman 'His characters and their regrets, resentments, hopes and fears are very real, and his talent for spotting a telling detail can be devastating' Independent on Sunday

Justin Cartwright's novels include the Booker-shortlisted In Every Face I Meet, the Whitbread Novel Award-winner Leading the Cheers and the acclaimed White Lightning, shortlisted for the 2002 Whitbread Novel Award. His previous novel, The Promise of Happiness, won the 2005 Hawthornden Prize.Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa and lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780747583417
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : February 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Justin Cartwright
  • : Hardback
  • : 288