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The pools

Author: Bethan Roberts
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Middle England, mid-1980's. The kind of place where nothing ever happens. Until the discovery of a body: a teenager called Robert has been killed, down by the pools, his body floating on the surface." "Half a dozen lives come unravelled: Rob's mother, Kath, has been making the best of her second-chance second marriage after her first husband was tragically killed. Howard, Rob's father, has been clinging to family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roberts, Bethan, 1973-
Pools.
London : Serpent's Tail, 2007
(OCoLC)608331771
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bethan Roberts
ISBN: 9781852424992 1852424990
OCLC Number: 122284866
Description: 281 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Bethan Roberts.

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It is middle England, mid-1980s. It is the kind of place where nothing ever happens, except something has happened. A sixteen year old boy called Robert had been killed, down by the pools. And half a  Read more...

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A complex anatomy of a murder, The Pools brilliantly evokes the sickening recognition of a wasteful death. Bethan Roberts is a fearless writer whose first novel raises questions about fate and Read more...

 
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