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Matthew Kneale
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Matthew Kneale is the authorof the novel When We Were Romans, the short story collection Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance and the novel English Passengers, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He is a keen traveler who has lived in Japan, Canada, and Italy, and has journeyed extensively across the globe, visiting seven continents and walking in mountains from New Guinea to Ethiopia, Patagonia to Pakistan. Kneale lives in Rome, Italy, with his wife and two children.

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English Passengers
A Novel
Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $17.00

In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other... Read more >
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English Passengers
A Novel
Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Exam Copy
Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $15.00

The author of the award-winning novel English Passengers takes readers around the world in twelve deftly crafted stories that illuminate the uncertainties of life at home and abroad.

Matthew Kneale received high praise for the prize-winning English Passengers, an epic romp on the high seas and across nineteenth-century cultures, ingeniously woven together... Read more >
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When We Were Romans

Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.00

When We Were Romans is a haunting psychological novel and another masterful work from the author of the prize–winning English Passengers.

Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man of his family. He watches over his mother and his willful little sister Jemima. He is the one who keeps order, especially when his mother decides... Read more >
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When We Were Romans
A Novel
Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 22, 2008
Price: $9.99

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