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Baker, Alex (Alex Wyndham)

Works: 1 works in 1 publications in 1 language and 89 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6102.A565, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Alex Baker
Cursive by Alex Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, Ralph leaves England for a new life on the island of Lamu, a journey forced upon him by his fiancee's father. In a series of letters, he writes to Lilian using her parting gift--a Mabie Todd, Blackbird No 8 ink pen with a heart-shaped reservoir. Despite getting no replies, Ralph describes the journey, his fellow passengers, and upon arrival, his colleagues and other ex-pats. In time, Ralph comes to the conclusion that any feelings he had for his lover were delusional. He makes the life-changing decision not to return to the land of his birth, and sends the pen back to a still-silent Lilian. As their story unfolds and reaches the final and permanent severing of ties, author Alex Baker spreads more modern tales of lost love and broken friendships in increasingly exotic locations between his hero's missives. The common factor throughout is the pen passed by Lilian to her granddaughter whose father was the product of a moment of passion snatched before Ralph left the cold shores of England. The tightness of these vignettes is masterful, and the twist in the tale is at once moving and deeply satisfying
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.33 for Cursive / ... to 0.33 for Cursive / ...)

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