A Country Road, a Tree

Author(s): Jo Baker


Paris, 1939: the pavement rumbles with the footfall of marching Nazi soldiers along the Champs-Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes a last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. As war takes hold, he will put his own life and that of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance...With a tale of spies and artists, deprivation, danger and passion, this is a story of life at the edges of human experience, and how one man came to translate it all into art.


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The brand new novel inspired by the life of legendary playwright Samuel Beckett from the author of the international bestselling LONGBOURN.

"In this worthy successor to Longbourn, she [Baker] skillfully captures Beckett's world, the rhythms of his bare-bones prose, and the edginess of his point of view." Publishers Weekly

Jo Baker was educated at Oxford and Queen's University, Belfast. She lives in Lancaster with her husband and their two children. She is the author of the bestselling LONGBOURN, which is due to be made into a film. Her latest novel is inspired by the life of Samuel Beckett.

General Fields

  • : 9780857522092
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Doubleday
  • : May 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jo Baker
  • : Paperback
  • : 516
  • : en
  • : 336