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Book Title: Being Emily|
The author of the book: Anne Donovan
ISBN 13: 9781847670441
Edition: Canongate Books
Date of issue: July 17th 2008
Format files: PDF
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I hadn't heard of Being Emily before I borrowed it from the library, but am a fan of Anne Donovan's debut novel, Buddha Da. This novel is, in part, about Emily Bronte. It is also a coming-of-age novel, something which I actively seek out in my reading. I had rather high hopes for Being Emily, and was gripped from the outset. The characters which Donovan has crafted are so very realistic, as are the conversations which they have with one another, and the actions which they make. The storyline surprises; I never quite knew where it was heading. I enjoyed Being Emily more than Buddha Da, as there was more realism to it.
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Anne Donovan’s prize-winning short stories have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on BBC radio. Her collection Hieroglyphics and Other Stories came out in 2001. 2003 saw the release of her debut novel Buddha Da, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize; both books published by Canongate Books. A resident of Glasgow, Scotland, Donovan often employs the local, working-class dialect in her writing; as she says, it provides "a more direct line to the heart, you get closer."
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