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What was promised

Author: Tobias Hill
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London in the aftermath of war: children run wild on East End bombsites, while their elders strive for better lives in a country beggared by victory. Clarence and Bernadette Malcolm have come five thousand miles in search of prosperity, but find the Mother Country not at all as has been promised them; Solly and Dora Lazarus, too, are strangers in a strange land, struggling to belong even as they try to make sense of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Hill
ISBN: 9781408840900 1408840901 9781408850961 1408850966
OCLC Number: 869525822
Awards: Short-listed for Ondaatje Prize 2015
Description: 372 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Tobias Hill.

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London in the aftermath of war: children run wild on East End bombsites, while their elders strive for better lives in a country beggared by victory. Clarence and Bernadette Malcolm have come five thousand miles in search of prosperity, but find the Mother Country not at all as has been promised them; Solly and Dora Lazarus, too, are strangers in a strange land, struggling to belong even as they try to make sense of their past; and Michael and Mary Lockhart take with both hands all that the world owes them, wherever it leads them, whatever the cost.

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What Was Promised vibrates with the polyphonic sounds of London in the aftermath of the war, carrying the reader through the hopes and needs of ensuing generations. Hill writes with magnificent Read more...

 
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