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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409088714
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Before She Met Me




'A remarkably original and subtle novel' Frank Kermode, New York Review of Books

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011

Graham Hendrick, an historian, has left his wife Barbara for the vivacious Ann, and is more than pleased with his new life. Until, that is, the day he discovers Ann's celluloid past as a mediocre film actress. Soon Graham is pouncing on old clues, examining her books for inscriptions from past lovers, frequenting cinemas and poring over the bad movies she appeared in. It's not that he blames Anne for having a past before they met, but history has always mattered to him...

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409088714
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Sunday Times bestsellers The Noise of Time and The Only Story. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and three books of non-fiction, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life and The Man in the Red Coat, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Duff Cooper Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.

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Praise for Before She Met Me

Frighteningly plausible... stunningly well done

Guardian

Funny, sad and faintly ominous...making jealousy tangible and dangerous

Harriet Waugh, Spectator

An intelligent and addictive entertainment... Mr Barnes has succeeded in writing one of those books that keep us up until 2am reading just one chapter more... few will be able to resist its easy humour and almost insidious readability

New York Times Book Review

Compelling

Daily Express

Concise and witty about psychology, ideas and love, in all its many forms

Rosamund Pike, The Times

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