Released on 12 July 2018.

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Last Orders

Picador Classic

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1997 Short-listed

Whitbread Novel Award

1996 Winner

Man Booker Prize

1996 Winner

James Tait Black Prize for Fiction


[Introducer TK]

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.