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Melvyn Bragg - A Son of War (Options Available)

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SKU B000491-1
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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.

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  • Option 1 : Paperback
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780340818169
  • SKU : B000491-1
  • PPC : SP350gm / SP650gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
  • Option 2 : Hardback
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good (A touch of shading to spine of dust jacket)
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2001 (Sceptre - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
  • ISBN : 9780340734155
  • SKU : B000491-2
  • PPC : SP650gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"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.

The Author

Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, CH, HonFRS, FBA, FRSL, is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian. He is best known for his work with ITV as editor and presenter of The South Bank Show, and for the BBC Radio 4 documentary series In Our Time.

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