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Crossing The Lines - Melvyn Bragg

Crossing The Lines

Paperback Published: 7th June 2004
ISBN: 9780340829677
Number Of Pages: 496

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Marvellous richly detailed and extraordinarily poignant David Robson, Sunday Telegraph

Set in Britain during the 1950s, this moving and evocative novel follows the intertwined fates of people crossing boundaries in their lives from growing older to growing up, from first love to leaving home. Vividly conveying the spirit of the mid-century and the profound social changes taking place at the time, this is an enthralling successor to the award-winning The Soldier s Return and A Son of War.

Bragg brilliantly conveys Joe s youthful idealism and the ultimate dislocation from family and community that will be experienced by the working-class lad (or lass) who manages to win a university education I, frankly, can t wait to read what happens next.

Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

If you want to know what Labour England after 1945 was really like, I cannot recommend [it] too highly His three novels on the subject put even the historians in the shade. Michael Foot, Guardian

Sharp yet tender, it is an astonishingly confident, slowly unreeled account

Rosemary Goring, Glasgow Herald

Industry Reviews

'I was bowled over by it . . . an enormously important piece of literature about post-war Britain' [A.C. Grayling, Guardian]

'Enthralling, a joy to read' [Allan Massie, Scotsman]

'An expertly told tale which is satisfying in its own right and as a continuation of a monumental series.' [Frank Egerton, The Times]

'Richly detailed and extraordinarily poignant . . . Melvyn Bragg is slowly cementing his place among the aristocrats of English fiction' [David Robson, Sunday Telegraph]

ISBN: 9780340829677
ISBN-10: 0340829672
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 7th June 2004
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.5  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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