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In a Land of Plenty

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In a small town in the middle of England, the aftermath of the Second World War brings change. For ambitious industrialist Charles Freeman, it offers new opportunities and marriage to Mary. He buys the big house on the hill and nails his aspirations to the future. In quick succession, three sons and a daughter bring life to the big house and, with it, the seeds of family joy and tragedy. As the children grow and struggle with the hazards of adulthood, Charles' business expands in direct proportion to his girth and becomes a symbol of the town's fortunes as Britain claws its way back from the grey austerity of wartime Britain. As times change, so do the family's fortunes. Their stories create a generous epic, an extraordinarily rich and plangent hymn to the transformation of middle England over the past fifty years. At its heart is a diverse and persuasive cast of loveable and odious characters attempting to contend with the restrictions of their generation. This is the story of our lives.

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"By the time [the children] are beginning to go their separate ways, Pears' mosaic of details has created a plausible quartet whose adult lives reflect Britain's middle class in turmoil. A solidly told and richly detailed tale." --San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle

"Pears is a writer of real gifts, able to record everything he sees and has seen and remembers." --Boston Globe

"There is a good deal in this novel to satisfy readers.... Pears writes with understanding about relationships between men and women." --Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

"A consistently entertaining and often captivating read." --Kirkus Reviews

"Pears beautifully evokes a young man's search for a home....Pears is a fine, thoughtful writer....Genuinely powerful." --Publishers Weekly

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In a small town near the heart of England, the aftermath of the Second World War brings change. For ambitious industrialist Charles Freeman, it brings new opportunities and marriage to Mary. He buys the big house on the hill to cement their union and nail his aspirations to the future.

Three sons and a daughter sow the seeds of joy and tragedy. Simon, large and ebullient, follows his father into the business; the photographer, James, documents the town; wilful Robert immerses himself in its darker aspects; and Alice is transformed into a picture of convention when she succumbs to the attentions of Harry Singh, grocer's boy-turned-property entrepreneur. Together their stories create a generous epic, a rich hymn to the death and rebirth of middle England. At its heart is a diverse cast of characters whose various attempts to break free are chronicled in a compelling narrative of power and resonance.

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