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Read an exclusive blog by the author on the elusive sense of place





In September 1984, a man calling himself Roy Walsh checked into The Grand Hotel in Brighton and planted a bomb in room 629. The device was primed to explode in twenty-four days, six hours and six minutes, when intelligence had confirmed that Margaret Thatcher and her whole cabinet would be staying in the hotel. Taking us inside one of the twentieth century's most ambitious assassination attempts - 'making history personal', as one character puts it - Lee's novel moves between the luxurious hospitality of a British tourist town and the troubled city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the height of the armed struggle between the Irish Republican Army and those loyal to the UK government. Jonathan Lee has been described as 'a major new voice in British fiction' (Guardian) and here, in supple prose that makes room for laughter as well as tears, he offers a darkly intimate portrait of how the ordinary unfolds into tragedy.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 22/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9780434023370  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jonathan Lee's first novel, Who is Mr Satoshi?, was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize and shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award in 2011. His second novel, Joy, published in 2013, was shortlisted for the Encore Award. The BBC's Culture Show programme recently featured him as being one of Britain's 'best new novelists'. He lives in New York.

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An interesting read that divides between the events leading up to an attempt to murder Margaret Thatcher--based on real events--and the lives of the manager of the hotel where the attempt will take place and his daughter. The tone is sufficiently different between the two story linesthat it's a little like having two novels in one.

- 12/02/2016
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