Observer books of the year 2012

 
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At Last

By Edward St Aubyn

Paperback

Published 06-Apr-2012


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'At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces' Maggie O'Farrell


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Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

By Maria Semple

Hardback

Published 07-Jun-2012


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An irresistibly funny, brilliantly original coming-of-age novel


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History of Opera

By Carolyn Abbate

Hardback

Published 01-Nov-2012


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Opera paints the human passions with astonishing power and drama. This book tells the history of opera for more than a generation provokes in-depth discussions of many works by the greatest opera composers, from Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart, to Verdi and Wagner, to Strauss, Puccini, Berg, and Britten.


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Big Music

By Kirsty Gunn

Hardback

Published 05-Jul-2012


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John Sutherland of The Grey House, is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or play out into the world.


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Maggot Moon

By Sally Gardner

Hardback

Published 30-Aug-2012


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Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up against an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing in this utterly original and spell-binding tale.


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Theology of Rowan Williams

By Benjamin Myers

Paperback

Published 02-Feb-2012


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The work of Rowan Williams - one of the most fascinating theologians and most controversial church leaders - is virtually without parallel for its extraordinary diversity and complexity. This book argues that the complex body of Williams' work is held together by a theological construal of Christian language and of the church's founding event.


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Book of Barely Imagined Beings

By Caspar Henderson

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Published 04-Oct-2012


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An entrancing and entertaining A-Z of the world's oddest and most far-fetched creatures - a bestiary for the 21st century.


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Constellation of Genius

By Kevin Jackson

Hardback

Published 04-Oct-2012


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Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year in which a skinny, shabby Irishman and a natty, quietly sinister American entered cultural landscape, hell-bent on exploding everything that realistic fiction and Georgian poetry held dear.


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Star Maker

By Olaf Stapledon

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Published 11-Nov-1999


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Classic visionary SF tale of the 30's which inspired Arthur C. Clarke


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Double Cross

By Ben MacIntyre

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Published 30-Aug-2012


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From the Number One bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a new true story of Second World War deception


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