Two babies abandoned at birth. Two extraordinary women, bound together and torn apart by a decision that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Greta Korda is fleeing her sadistic husband, Dick. Sylvia Sharp, no more than a child herself, is burdened by delusions that grow more shattering by the day. Eventually Sylvia’s love for her daughter Alice draws her back to her estranged family in Newcastle—to the boy she still loves and the world she left behind. But then Alice vanishes, and a whole cast of characters, including Greta, come under suspicion. Has the little girl been abducted, or has she met a much darker fate? The Great North Road takes us on an epic literary voyage through the storied landscapes of northern England, through tragedy and comedy, to the darker reaches of human behaviour. Gripping, compassionate, and unfailingly dramatic, it is a searing and addictive debut novel.
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Growing up in Gosforth, Annabel Dore crossed the Great North Road daily to get to school. Having lived, subsequently, in various parts of England, she now lives on the North Yorkshire coast. Her career as a vocalist spanned 27 years. She has studied Art and Design and has a degree in Contemporary Theatre.
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Book Description MacMillan, 2007. Cloth. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Brand new copy with very small tear to the bottom of the rear panel of the jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 024613
Book Description Macmillan UK, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0230528899