Disillusioned with his successful life in London, Richard Godwin moves to a remote Cumberland village in search of a more fulfilling existence. His arrival coincides with a birth of an illegitimate child to a local woman, binding her to a future she had hoped to escape. As these two outsiders struggle to come to terms with themselves - and each other - their passion, desperation and delight draw all those around them into conflict.
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Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the latest being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.About the Author:
Melvyn Bragg's first novel, FOR WANT OF A NAIL, was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included THE HIRED MAN, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, WITHOUT A CITY WALL, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, THE SOLDIER'S RETURN, which won the WHSmith Literary Award, and A SON OF WAR and CROSSING THE LINES, both of which were longlisted for the Booker Prize, and his most recent novel REMEMBER ME... He has also written several works of non-fiction including THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH and 12 BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008438039
Book Description Martin Secker and Warburg Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. No Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2430257
Book Description Secker & Warburg, London, 1968. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Uncorrected Advance Proof Copy. Uncorrected proof, clean tight and bright internally, dramatically illustrated d/w by Colin Andrews somewhat edgeworn and nicked. Richard Godwin is demortalised by his rackety and successful career in London. Determined to isolate himself in order to attempt to discover a lifestyle in which he can believe, he goes to a remote village in Cumberland. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Bookseller Inventory # 136319
Book Description David & Charles, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0436067021
Book Description Mar 26, 1973. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. 1968 - Signed but not dedicated. Very good clean copy with very good clean and unclipped dustwrapper. Posted from UK within 24 hours by family run bookstore. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # rip1014/327