Melvyn Bragg - Crossing The Lines (2nd Hand Paperback)
Set in Britain during the 1950's, this moving and evocative novel follows the intertwined fates of people crossing boundaries in their lives.
As a teenager in the small northern town of Wigton, Joe Richardson falls in love with Rachel, just when her life is about to be uprooted.
While his parents, Sam and Ellen, face the frontiers of middle age, Joe finds himself drawn by the intoxicating world outside home, and swept into situations that seem beyond his control.
Vividly conveying the spirit of the mid-century and the profound social changes taking place at the time, this is a masterly successor to the award-winning The Soldiers Return and A Son of War.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2003
- ISBN : 9780340829677
- SKU : B000492
- PPC : SP330gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Typically, I managed to read this book, the third of a trilogy, before the first two. Luckily, it can easily be read as a stand alone book though whilst I was reading it, I was always aware of a richness from the past, in the shape of the subject's parents and what must have happened to them before this book starts.
This is a coming of age book, about a boy, Joe, growing up and falling in love in the fifties, in the little town of Wigton, in Cumbria. It's a book in which nothing much out of the ordinary happens and yet everything happens because it's teeming with individual life that anyone can relate too. It's beautifully written, absorbing and evocative." - Goodreads Review.