Melvyn Bragg - A Son of War (Choice of 2 options)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback / Standard 2nd Hand Hardback
- Condition : Paperback - Good / Hardback - Good (A touch of shading to spine of dust jacket)
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : Paperback - 2001 / Hardback - 2001 (Sceptre - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780340818169 / 9780340734155
- SKU : B000491
- PPC : SP350gm / SP650gm
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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.
"Throughout, Bragg is tenderly understated - his characters are not articulate people, but reserved and stoical, and he lets them speak for themselves, or not speak. He catches brilliantly the volatility of emotions - how happiness can curdle, anger flare, guilt build into terror. He understands - remembers - how a child's life is a minefield of fears, secrets, panics. And he is very loving about ordinary people, making visible and quietly heroic the invisible and the scorned." - The Guardian.
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