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Coming Home

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A tale that highlights the difficulties of life in the fifteen years post-World War II, the years of austerity. It follows a young, newly-wed couple, Will and Flo, returning home from India, full of hopes and dreams. They start with a farm in Devon where life is very tough. Circumstances move them to the midlands, children arrive, they slowly climb the middle-class ladder. Flo starts to write about her life in India so we are given glimpses of that as the memories unlocked overwhelm Flo who truly struggles to cope with her life. It is a fascinating, ponderous tale but the overall effect leaves a lingering sadness.

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Coming Home by Sue Gee

Spring, 1947. In a few months' time the British flag will be lowered all over India, and with Independence thousands of those who made their lives there - as planters, civil servants, or in the Indian army - will be returning to England. Among those coming home, as everyone speaks of it, are Will and Flo Sutherland, who fell in love at the end of the war. India has been the defining experience of their lives: how will they make a new life now? Sue Gee's new novel is filled with pathos and humour, beautifully evoking a all-but vanished world.

Reviews

'[An] elegantly written, sympathetic, quietly sensational tale'
Daily Mail

'Powerful and convincing... A compelling story with subtle characterisation and engaging humanity'
Daily Express

'Gentle, evocative and totally involving'
Woman

& Home A compelling read, Coming Home will awaken all your senses Independent


About the Author

Sue Gee

Sue Gee is a novelist and short story writer who also teaches creative writing. She ran the MA Creative Writing Programme at Middlesex University and currently teaches at the Faber Academy. The Mysteries of Glass was long listed for the 2005 Orange Prize, and Reading in Bed was a Daily Mail Book Club Selection in 2007. Sue Gee has also published many short stories, some of which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She lives in London and Herefordshire. Her new novel is The Tiger of Tulsipore due out in 2012.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2014

Author

Sue Gee

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472207128

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