Derek Beaven His Coldest Winter

ISBN 13: 9780007151103

His Coldest Winter

3.25 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007151103: His Coldest Winter

A major new novel from the critically acclaimed author of IF THE INVADER COMES. On Boxing Day 1962 it began to snow. Over the next two months England froze. It was the coldest winter since 1740. The sea iced over. Cars could be driven across the Thames. Riding home from London in that first snowfall, on the powerful motorbike he was given for Christmas, seventeen-year-old Alan Rae has a brush with death. Immediately he meets a girl, Cynthia, who will change his life. But someone else is equally preoccupied with her, Geoffrey, a young scientist who works with Alan's father in the race with the Americans and the Russians to develop the microchip. Alan, Geoffrey and Cynthia become linked by a web of secrets which, while the country remains in icy suspension, threatens everything they ever trusted. Derek Beaven's new novel is a moral drama. It demands that we question who our real friends are, and asks us to reconsider the scientific assumptions upon which all of modern life, and much of modern fiction, is based.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Derek Beaven lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire. His first novel, NEWTON'S NIECE (1994) was shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Best Novel Prize and won a Commonwealth Prize. His second, ACTS OF MUTINY (1998) was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. His third, IF THE INVADER COMES (2001) was long-listed for the Booker Prize.

Review:

Praise for Derek Beaven: 'Beaven has the gift for creating insistently human individuals who prove to be illuminating under pressure ! a fine engagement with the largest and smallest details of what it is to be English.' Lavinia Greenlaw, TLS 'He gives us all the uncertainty, liveliness, rumours and unheroic struggles of the present ! as clear as a Vermeer mirror.' David Robertson, Scotsman 'Large, deft, prickly and ambitious. His work practically explodes with narrative assurance.' Julie Myerson, Guardian 'His is a prodigal talent' Lorna Sage 'Not since I first read Jim Crace have I been so much impressed by a novelist recently embarked on his career.' Francis King 'Beaven is reminiscent of William Faulkner ! distinctive and unforgettable.' David Horspool, Daily Telegraph 'An important and original writer' Hilary Mantel

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Derek Beaven
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. A major new novel from the critically acclaimed author of IF THE INVADER COMES. On Boxing Day 1962 it began to snow. Over the next two months England froze. It was the coldest winter since 1740. The sea iced over. Cars could be driven across the Thames. Riding home from London in that first snowfall, on the powerful motorbike he has been given for Christmas, seventeen-year-old Alan Rae has a brush with death. Immediately he meets a girl, Cynthia, who will change his life. But someone else is equally preoccupied with her, Geoffrey, a young scientist who works with Alan s father in the race with the Americans and the Russians to develop the microchip. Alan, Geoffrey and Cynthia become linked by a web of secrets which, while the country remains in icy suspension, threatens everything they ever trusted. Derek Beaven s new novel is a moral drama. It demands that we question who our real friends are, and asks us to reconsider the scientific assumptions upon which all of modern life, and much of modern fiction, is based. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007151103

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Derek Beaven
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, His Coldest Winter, Derek Beaven, A major new novel from the critically acclaimed author of IF THE INVADER COMES. On Boxing Day 1962 it began to snow. Over the next two months England froze. It was the coldest winter since 1740. The sea iced over. Cars could be driven across the Thames. Riding home from London in that first snowfall, on the powerful motorbike he has been given for Christmas, seventeen-year-old Alan Rae has a brush with death. Immediately he meets a girl, Cynthia, who will change his life. But someone else is equally preoccupied with her, Geoffrey, a young scientist who works with Alan's father in the race with the Americans and the Russians to develop the microchip. Alan, Geoffrey and Cynthia become linked by a web of secrets which, while the country remains in icy suspension, threatens everything they ever trusted. Derek Beaven's new novel is a moral drama. It demands that we question who our real friends are, and asks us to reconsider the scientific assumptions upon which all of modern life, and much of modern fiction, is based. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007151103

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Derek Beaven
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. A major new novel from the critically acclaimed author of IF THE INVADER COMES.On Boxing Day 1962 it began to snow. Over the next two months England froze. It was the coldest winter since 1740. The sea iced over. Cars could be driven across the Thames.Riding home from London in that first snowfall, on the powerful motorbike he has been given for Christmas, seventeen-year-old Alan Rae has a brush with death. Immediately he meets a girl, Cynthia, who will change his life. But someone else is equally preoccupied with her, Geoffrey, a young scientist who works with Alan s father in the race with the Americans and the Russians to develop the microchip. Alan, Geoffrey and Cynthia become linked by a web of secrets which, while the country remains in icy suspension, threatens everything they ever trusted.Derek Beaven s new novel is a moral drama. It demands that we question who our real friends are, and asks us to reconsider the scientific assumptions upon which all of modern life, and much of modern fiction, is based. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007151103

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Derek Beaven
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007151103

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Derek Beaven
Published by HarperPerennial (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Print on Demand (Paperback) Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPerennial, 2006. Print on Demand (Paperback). Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007151101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Derek Beaven
Published by HarperPerennial (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPerennial, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007151101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Derek Beaven
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800071511030000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

DEREK BEAVEN
Published by HARPER COLLINS (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007151101 ISBN 13: 9780007151103
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007151103 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0986625

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds