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Set against the rolling backdrop of a century of British history from WWI to the 'War on Terror', this is a family portrait captured in snapshots. First there is William, the factory lad who loses his life in Gallipoli, then his son Billy, a champion cyclist who survives the D-Day Landings on a military bicycle, followed by his crippled son Will who becomes an Oxford academic in the 1960s, and finally his daughter Billie, an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names - William, Billy, Will, Billie - echo down through the family, so too the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and secrets kept. Rich in drama and sensuous in detail, "The Picture Book" is a beautifully crafted story about fathers and sons, about fate and repetition, and about the possibility of breaking free.Biografía del autor:
JO BAKER was born and grew up in Lancaster, and educated at Oxford and Belfast. She is the author of three previous novels, Offcomer, The Mermaid's Child and The Telling.
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Descripción Portobello Books Ltd, 2011. Paperback. Condición: Brand New. 464 pages. 8.35x5.91x1.18 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. del artículo: zk1846273811
Descripción Portobello Books, 2011. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M1846273811