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The Dark Circle, by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle, by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle, by Linda GrantThe Dark Circle by Linda Grant
Published by Virago on November 3rd 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical fiction
Pages: 320
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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.

A quirky cast of characters within the claustrophobic confines of a sanatorium, their lives on hold receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease – this novel holds the promise of emotion and tension and drama. Shortlisted for The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, this is one book I was highly anticipating!

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien

“But still the procession kept pushing inexorably forward. The people around her were weeping. At the front, the student leaders began to sing the Internationale.  Arise, slaves,…

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2017!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2017!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. It is open to any full length novel written in…

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