This is the story of the Hasting family--their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks--captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the first World War and the present. The novel opens in 1914 as William, a young factory worker, spends one last evening at home before his departure for the navy...His son Billy, grows into a champion cyclist and will ride into the D-Day landings on a military bicycle...His son in turn, Will, struggles with a debilitating handicap to become an Oxford professor in the 1960s...And finally, young Billie Hastings makes a life for herself as an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names echo down through the family, so too does the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried.
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Guest Reviewer: Kate Alcott on The Undertow by Jo Baker
Jo Baker was born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford University and Queen's University, Belfast. She is the author of several novels published in the United Kingdom: Offcomer, The Mermaid's Child, and The Telling. The Undertow was her first publication in the United States. She lives in Lancaster.
Anna Bentinck is a British actress who trained at Arts Educational Schools and has worked extensively for BBC Radio. Winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has provided voices for many audiobooks and such animated series as 64 Zoo Lane. Her film credits include Alice in Wonderland and To the Devil a Daughter.
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Descripción Portobello Books Ltd, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 464 pages. 8.35x5.91x1.18 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1846273811