Grace Williams Says It Loud Paperback – 12 April 2011
by Emma Henderson
The doctors said no more could be done and advised Grace’s parents to put her away.
On her first day at the Briar Mental Institute, Grace, aged eleven, meets Daniel.
Debonair Daniel, an epileptic who can type with his feet, sees a different Grace: someone to share secrets and canoodle with, someone to fight for.
A deeply affecting, spirit-soaring story of love against the odds.
Henderson allows you to soar with Grace’s imagination – The Times book club
Startlingly assured, poetic and engaging – GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD introduces a new voice, one which I have no doubt we will be hearing much more of; I read it in two sittings, and am already looking forward to her next work. – Patrick McCabe
There is tenderness, joy, romance (not to mention inventive sex) and heartbreak. The language is tricksy, the subject disturbing. But this book is energetic, passionate and not easily forgotten. – Sunday Times
A startling, first-person debut and a unique, spirit-soaring love story.
From the Publisher
Emma Henderson ran a ski chalet in France for several years. She now lives in London and this is her first novel.
About the Author
Emma Henderson was educated at Godolphin and Latymer School, London, Somerville College, Oxford and Yale University, Connecticut. She wrote blurbs for Penguin books for two years, then spent a decade teaching English in comprehensive schools and further education colleges, before moving to the French Alps where, for six years, she ran a ski and snowboard lodge. She now lives in Derbyshire and is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Keele University. GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD was her first novel. The Valentine House is her second novel.
- Publisher : Sceptre; 1st edition (12 April 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 144470401X
- ISBN-13 : 9781444704013
- Dimensions : 13.1 x 7.4 x 19.9 cm
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