Out of This World

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Out of This World

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In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie. Ten years later, the Falklands War has begun and both Harry, now working as an aerial photographer, and Sophie, visiting an analyst in New York, are haunted by a past that has scarred and divided them. As tense as a thriller . . . a powerful and exciting book that raises uncomfortable political questions The Times It appeals to the emotions, the intellect and the imagination, and its elegance is as durable as Greek art . . . a novel for those who still believe in the importance of fiction, indeed of art Scotsman The novel succeeds brilliantly. The impression is of having been shown all the majesty as well as the emotional complexity of history Time Out Not a book the reader is likely to forget, Out of this World deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature New York Times Book Review Brilliant clarity and depth Mail on Sunday

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In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie. Ten years later, the Falklands War has begun and both Harry, now working as an aerial photographer, and Sophie, visiting an analyst in New York, are haunted by a past that has scarred and divided them. As tense as a thriller . . . a powerful and exciting book that raises uncomfortable political questions The Times It appeals to the emotions, the intellect and the imagination, and its elegance is as durable as Greek art . . . a novel for those who still believe in the importance of fiction, indeed of art Scotsman The novel succeeds brilliantly. The impression is of having been shown all the majesty as well as the emotional complexity of history Time Out Not a book the reader is likely to forget, Out of this World deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature New York Times Book Review Brilliant clarity and depth Mail on Sunday
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Title Out of This World Height 198 mm
Graham Swift Width 132 mm
ISBN-13 9780330518277 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0330518275 Spine Width 18.03 mm
Publisher Pan MacMillan Pages 208
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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