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26a 

26a (2005)
A novel by Diana Evans

 
Awards
Whitbread Prize (nominee)
Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not such harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious ways of dealing with homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children build a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers sex, high heels and organic hairdressing, the twins prepare for a flapjack empire, while baby sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. It is when the reality comes knocking that the fantasies of childhood start to give way. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a world of separateness and solitude, and which of them will be stronger? Wickedly funny and devastatingly moving, 26a is an extraordinary first novel. Part fairytale, part nightmare, it moves from the mundane to the magical, the particular to the universal with exceptional flair and imagination. It is for anyone who has had a childhood, and anyone who knows what it is to lose one.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : Library Binding
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1435270185 / 9781435270183
Publisher:
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September 2005 : Hardback
Title: 26a: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0060820918 / 9780060820916 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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August 2005 : Hardback
Title: 26A
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0385661215 / 9780385661218 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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March 2005 : Hardback
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0701177969 / 9780701177966 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : Paperback
Title: 26a (P.S.)
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0060821825 / 9780060821821 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2006 : Paperback
Title: 26A
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0385661223 / 9780385661225 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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March 2006 : Paperback
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0099479044 / 9780099479048 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2006 : Paperback
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1405621834 / 9781405621830 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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March 2005 : Paperback
Title: 26A
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0701178884 / 9780701178888 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: 26A
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0792739248 / 9780792739241 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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March 2006 : Audio CD
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0792739256 / 9780792739258 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1419395599 / 9781419395598 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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2005 : Audio Cassette
Title: 26a (Unabridged Audio Cassette)
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 140560137X / 9781405601375 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: 26a (Pavillons) (French Edition)
Author(s): Diana EVANS
ISBN: B008J2B0UU
Publisher: ROBERT LAFFONT
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August 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: B000VYX8LI
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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September 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: 26a
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: B0031RS8LM
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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