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Love, Love Me Do by Mark Haysom
  

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It is 1963 and during the course of one day we follow the actions and feelings of five connected and very vivid characters, all beautifully portrayed. We have a family living in a caravan on the edge of woods and a tramp living in the woods which he has done for several years and therefore feels they belong to him. The plot develops in a threatening manner which leaves you with feelings of dread but you are not sure why. It is very clever, very intelligent and very chilling. Highly recommended.

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Synopsis

Love, Love Me Do by Mark Haysom

1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest - then disappears. Truman's a charmer, a chancer, a liar. He's always got away with it, too. But now he's gone a dangerous step too far and only has one day to put things right - before he loses everything. For Truman's wife, Christie, life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. How has she, that young girl of not that many years ago, ended up like this? In a caravan. With three children. And an absent husband. Honest and unsettling, yet ultimately uplifting, this unique, wise and addictive British debut weaves themes of love, betrayal, family and childhood, and shows that even though life has a habit of getting in the way of dreams, people find their own extraordinary ways of bouncing back.

Reviews

'The book is bound to succeed. This novel is both original and stylish' -- Irish Independent

'This first novel places Haysom up there with the literary luminaries' -- Country Style


About the Author

After graduating from Leicester University, Mark Haysom had a thirty year career in newspapers during which he rose from trainee journalist on a local weekly to Managing Director of Mirror Group. In 2003 he moved into education as head of a large Government agency. In recent years he has served on the boards of a number of charities dedicated to overcoming poverty, disadvantage and addiction. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Leicester University in 2005 and the CBE in 2008. Mark lives in Brighton with his wife, Ann. This is his first novel.

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Publication date

31st July 2014

Author

Mark Haysom

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Publisher

Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349403892

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