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Crossing the lines : a novel

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©2003.
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Set in Britain during the 1950s, this moving and evocative novel follows the intertwined fates of people crossing boundaries in their lives. As a teenager in the small northern town of Wigton, Joe Richardson falls in love with Rachel, just when her life is about to be uprooted. While his parents, Sam and Ellen, face the frontiers of middle age, Joe finds himself drawn by the intoxicating world outside home, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-
Crossing the lines.
New York : Arcade Pub., ©2003
(DLC) 2004023456
(OCoLC)229285569
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 9781611453461 1611453461
OCLC Number: 798941987
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Melvyn Bragg.

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Set in Britain during the 1950s, this moving and evocative novel follows the intertwined fates of people crossing boundaries in their lives. As a teenager in the small northern town of Wigton, Joe Richardson falls in love with Rachel, just when her life is about to be uprooted. While his parents, Sam and Ellen, face the frontiers of middle age, Joe finds himself drawn by the intoxicating world outside home, and swept into situations that seem beyond his control.

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Combining evocative and convincing period details with effortless and engrossing story-telling, it is a considerable achievement and a wonderfully readable book.

 
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