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The night watch

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: London : Virago, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past - whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in sometimes surprising ways. In wartime London, the women work - as ambulance drivers, ministry clerks, and building  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
War stories
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1844082466 9781844082469 1844082423 9781844082421 9781844082414 1844082415 0708809588 9780708809587
OCLC Number: 62265716
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 2006, shortlist
Description: 472 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Sarah Waters.
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Sarah Waters, the award-winning author of three novels set in Victorian London, returns with a stunning novel that marks a departure from the 19th century.  Read more...

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The Night Watch is a truthful, lovely book that needs no conjuring tricks to make you want to read it again -- Philip Hensher Observer This outstandingly gifted novelist releases her imagination into Read more...

 
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