Cal (New Windmills KS4)

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9780435123369: Cal (New Windmills KS4)
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One of a series of classic fiction titles for schools, this is a story of love and hate, set in strife-torn Belfast. A young Catholic falls in love with a young Protestant widow whose husband he has recently helped to murder. The book contains some uninhibited and explicit language.

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"Simple humanity, eloquently caught....Though Cal is a bleak novel, there is a flicker of lyricism running through it, like the sun shining through the shattered windows of a ruined church" (New York Times)

"To fashion a short, telling novel out of the hideous complexities of Northern Ireland takes narrative skill of a high order. In Cal Bernard MacLaverty has managed to do it superbly" (Nina Bawden)

"It performs the remarkable feat of compressing into its short span both a doomed love affair and an account of the impossibility of living, in the circumstances of that doomed province, without redemption and without punishment... MacLaverty has a true feeling for tragedy’" (Anita Brookner)

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A haunting love story set against the grim backdrop of fear and violence in Northern Ireland.

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