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A Son of War

A Son of War

Longlisted for the Booker Prize

After the upheavals of the Second World War, the Richardson family – Sam, Ellen and their young son Joe – settle back to working-class life in the Cumbrian town of Wigton. Yet for them, as for so many, life will never be the same again. As the old order begins to be challenged and new vistas open, Sam and Ellen forge their future together with differing needs and desires – and conflicting expectations of Joe, who grows up with his own demons to confront.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th February 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780340818169

Reviews

A compelling sequel to his award-winning tour de force, THE SOLDIER'S RETURN
Frank Egerton, <i>Financial Times</i>
[A] deeply humane and acutely truthful novel
Peter Kemp, <i>Sunday Times</i>
A novel of remarkable power and grace . . . his authenticity is astounding
Roy Hattersley, <i>The Times</i>
Full of a simple poetry that is deeply evocative . . . even better than THE SOLDIER'S RETURN
Carol Birch, <i>Independent</i>
Shot through with blazing integrity and authenticity
Val Hennessy, <i>Daily Mail</i>