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Without a City Wall

Without a City Wall

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 26th April 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444741933


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
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
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