The Dark Circle

The Dark Circle

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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The Dark Circle
Slow but Infusing
Thanks to Little, Brown for the review copy. Twins Lenny and Miriam are diagnosed with TB and, on the NHS, are taken from post-war London to a sanatorium ... READ MORE
Emily at Lancaster King Street
The Dark Circle
Slow to get going but informative
It took me a while to get through The Dark Circle as I usually read thrillers or grittier fiction so I wasn't used to the slower pace of the story. The cha... READ MORE
Josie at Hemel Hempstead
The Dark Circle
Moving, funny and brilliantly written
The Dark Circle is set four years after the Second World War in a chaotic and changing Britain. It begins as twins Lenny and Miriam are diagnosed with tube... READ MORE
Jane at Llandudno

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 'Extraordinarily affecting' Alex Preston, Observer 'This is a novel whose engine is flesh and blood, not cold ideas . . . Grant brings the 1950s - that odd, downbeat, fertile decade between war and sexual liberation - into sharp, bright, heartbreaking focus' - Christobel Kent Guardian All over Britain life is beginning again now the war is over but for Lenny and Miriam, East End London teenage twins who have been living on the edge of the law, life is suspended - they've contacted tuberculosis. It's away to the sanatorium - newly opened by the NHS - in deepest Kent for them where they will meet a very different world: among other patients, an aristocract, a young university grad, a mysterious German woman and an American merchant seaman with big ideas about love and rebellion. They are not the only ones whose lives will be changed forever. 'Grant is so good at conjuring up atmosphere and writes with earthy vivacity'- Anthony Gardner Mail on Sunday 'Read this fine, persuasive, moving novel and contemplate' John Sutherland, The Times

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349006789
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 257g
  • Dimensions: 204 x 128 x 26 mm

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