- A gripping novel by Linda Grant
- Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
- A novel about survival set against the backdrop of a changing London
Growing up under the restrictive protection of refugee parents, Vivien is sensitive and studious. But, when a flamboyant uncle arrives at her parents Marylebone mansion, a chain of events forces her into a prosaic yet heroic fight to survive. The Clothes on Their Backs is set against the backdrop of London from the 50s to the present and details the clothes, and the personalities, that we wear on a daily basis.
Paperback. 304 pages.