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The road to Grantchester

Author: James Runcie
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A prequel to the Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London, where, as a traumatized veteran, he navigates devastating survivor guilt and a haphazard religious calling.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Sidney Chambers; Sidney Chambers
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Runcie
ISBN: 9781635570588 1635570581 1635573947 9781635573947 9781408886854 1408886855 9781408886823 1408886820
OCLC Number: 1098177631
Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: James Runcie.

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A prequel to the Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London, where, as a traumatized veteran, he navigates devastating survivor guilt and a haphazard religious calling.

1938. Young Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends, Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth. -- adapted from jacket

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Written with a delicate intelligence ... Sidney Chambers is as convincing as any flesh-and-blood creature, not just an idea of a parson. This is because Runcie has thoroughly imagined him and in this Read more...

 
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