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Astonishing Splashes of Colour

Astonishing Splashes of Colour

Caught in an over-vivid world, Kitty is tipped off-centre by the loss of her ‘child that never was’. And as children all around become emblems of hope and longing and grief, she’s made shockingly aware of the real reason for her pervasive sense of ‘non-existence’ …

This debut tells of identity struggles in a large family, the sadness of lost children, the approach of breakdown and desperation – and the optimism of an eccentric, loving marriage.

About the Author

Clare Morrall

Clare Morrall was born in Exeter in July 1952. She left Devon in her late teens to study music in Birmingham, where she has worked as a music teacher ever since. She has two adult children. Clare has written all her life and, though Astonishing Splashes of Colour is the fifth novel she has written, it was the first to have been published. It was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

In 2006 she was published for the second time with her novel, Natural Flights of the Human Mind.