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    • ISBN:9781444741933
    • Publication date:26 Apr 2012

Without a City Wall

By Melvyn Bragg

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Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 1968

Disillusioned with his successful life in London, Richard Godwin moves to a remote Cumberland village in search of a more fulfilling existence. His arrival coincides with a birth of an illegitimate child to a local woman, binding her to a future she had hoped to escape. As these two outsiders struggle to come to terms with themselves - and each other - their passion, desperation and delight draw all those around them into conflict.

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  • ISBN: 9780340431023
  • Publication date: 01 Oct 1988
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Sceptre
As near to being a work of art as makes no difference. I became more and more deeply and enjoyably immersed in this simple and profoundly moving modern morality tale — The Times
A very good novel, simply about a man and a woman: traditional in form - it has a beautiful arch-like structure - and Lawrencian in tone — Daily Telegraph
With this third novel Melvyn Bragg has become a writer of stature...Bragg has always been good at describing the bantering of youthful lovers. He excels himself here — Financial Times
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