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Linda Grant - When I Lived in Modern Times (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.70
SKU B001814
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2000 (Gratna)
  • ISBN : 9781862074040
  • SKU : B001814
  • PPC : LL280gm
  • RRP : £6.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Winner of The Orange Prize for Fiction 2000.

It is April 1946. Evelyn Sert, a hairdresser from Soho sails for Palestine where Jewish refugees and idealists are gathering from across Europe to start a new life in a brand new country. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible.

Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find her own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born.

This book, a fiction, only scrapes the surface of the politics of the time; what is now history. People have strong views on the Middle East, very few views are informed and rounded. This story is just a snapshot of the unintended consequences of history.

When I Lived in Modern Times is "an unsentimental coming-of-age story of both a country and a young immigrant . . . that provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed" - Publishers Weekly.

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