October 8th 2009
1040 (3 books)
Box Set, B-paperbacks
978 1 9069940 2


  • Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2003
  • What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2007
  • Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold LONGLISTED 2008: GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS

A Booker Prize Trio by Clare Morrall

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As part of Tindal Street Press’s 10th anniversary celebrations, we’re delighted to present original editions of three debut novels short- and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize – in a beautiful, presentation box set.

Clare Morrall was born in Exeter and now lives in Birmingham. She works as a music teacher and has two daughters. Astonishing Splashes of Colour reflects her interests in the dynamics of motherless family life and in synaesthesia – a condition in which emotions can be seen as colours. Clare’s third novel, The Language of Others, was first published in 2008.

Catherine O’Flynn leapt to literary fame with the publication of her prize-winning first novel What Was Lost, which she conceived while working in a record store in a large, out-of-town shopping centre. Catherine’s second novel, The News Where You Are, will be published in summer 2010. She lives in Birmingham.

Gaynor Arnold was born and brought up in Cardiff, before reading English at St Hilda’s, Oxford. Here she acted in many plays, touring to the Edinburgh Festival and across the US. She has two grown-up children and lives in Birmingham where she has worked as a social worker for 40 years. Gaynor is working on a collection of short stories to be published in 2010.

Reader’s Comments

  1. All three authors appearing together at the Birmingham Book Festival in an event chaired by Ion Trewin, director of the Man Booker Prize on 8 October: see our Events page for details!

    Luke Brown — 23rd September 2009

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