Last Orders, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Four men once close to Jack Dodds, a London butcher, meet to carry out his peculiar last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea.

For reasons best known to herself, Jack's widow, Amy, declines to join them.

On the surface the tale of a simple if increasingly bizarre day's outing, Last Orders is Graham Swift's most poignant exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives. Last Orders confirms his reputation as one of the great contemporary chroniclers of landscape and memory' Observer His finest book to date; emotionally charged and technically superb' Times Literary Supplement Inspired ...His finest novel yet' Guardian A triumph' Sunday Times Tragic, comic and wonderfully compassionate' Daily Mail




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It has taken me weeks to finish this. I really don't feel that I was very engaged by it.

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