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The Dark Circle

The Dark Circle

Author: Linda Grant
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The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched.

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Baileys Shortlist 2017

Awards

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2017

 

Reviews

Exhilaratingly good ... This is a novel whose engine is flesh and blood, not cold ideas ... Grant brings the 1950s - that odd, downbeat, fertile decade between war and sexual liberation - into sharp, bright, heartbreaking focus -- Christobel Kent Guardian A Grant novel is always a treat ... Grant captures the stigma that surrounded TB perfectly Evening Standard A writer whose language crackles with vitality and whose descriptive powers are working at such a high level Spectator

Author description

Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006, and was longlisted for the Man Booker in 2002 for Still Here. The Clothes on Their Backs was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2008 and went on to win the South Bank Show Award.

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General Fields

  • : 9780349006765
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : September 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 320
  • : Linda Grant
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.92