A triple biography by the author of "Birdsong". It gives accounts of three extraordinary lives tragically cut short - of Christopher Wood, Richard Hillary and Jeremy Wolfenden - and is also an exploration of three powerful eras of English history, the 1920s, World War II and the Cold War.
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"Flawless... Poetic... Superbly portrayed... [Faulks's] feat of imagination...is phenomenal" ( Daily Telegraph)
"A mystery story of rare narrative power" ( Financial Times)
"Sebastian Faulks is a master at switching on the emotions of the reader... The spare narrative hides a commitment to his subject which pulls you in and leaves you gasping for those lost lives" (Brian Masters Mail on Sunday)
"Compelling and stunningly written" ( The Times)
"Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer" ( New York Times)
'Wildly exciting..it's a classic' David Hare
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Book Description HUTCHINSON, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091792118