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It's All Right Now

by Charles Chadwick

It's All Right Now
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    May 2005, 667 pages
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    Jul 2006, 704 pages

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This first novel by 72-year-old retired civil servant Charles Chadwick caused quite a ripple pre-publication as much for the age of the author as for the book itself.  It's All Right Now is Chadwick's fifth novel but his first to be published (he received nothing but rejection slips for the others).  When Chadwick received the news that his novel had received advances worth several hundred thousand dollars he said "I am utterly astonished - The phrase 'beyond my wildest dreams' has now taken on meaning for me."

His editor at Faber (UK) said, "As a first novel it is astonishing; as the product of a lifetime's experience it becomes explicable."&#...

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