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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 13, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
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You aren't stupid. You know there's no such thing as a perfect mother. Plenty of other books will tell you there is, but this one won't lie to you. I was weak and I cheated and I was punished, but my god I loved my child through all of it. Love means you never break, and it means you're stronger than the things they do to you. I know this is true because I have been through fire, and I am the proof that love survives. I am not a perfect mother but I will tell you the perfect truth, because this is you and me talking. This is my story.

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Review: Incendiary

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I loved The Other Hand and for this reason, couldn't wait to get stuck into this but I'm afraid I just simply didn't enjoy this one at all, mainly due to the voice of the narrator in it. Love this writer, just didn't enjoy this specific book. Read full review

Review: Incendiary

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I think terror like extreme wealth will always be part of humanity. It's because there will always be people who feel that what they're doing is right. And if some people have to die or suffer for them to achieve that goal well that's okay with them. Read full review

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Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames. He keeps a website at and can be found on

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