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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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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

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General Fields

  • : 9780349006765
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : August 2016
  • : books

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  • : Linda Grant
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 320