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The Night Watch

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006. Tender, tragic and beautifully poignant, set against the backdrop of feats of heroism both epic and ordinary, here is a novel of relationships that offers up subtle surprises and twists. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006, The Night Watch is thrilling. The Lovereading Reader's choice for the Orange Prize 2006.

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Synopsis

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. This is the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses in mannish clothes and wanders the streets with a restless hunger, searching ...Helen, clever, sweet, much-loved, harbours a painful secret ...Viv, glamour girl, is stubbornly, even foolishly loyal, to her soldier lover ...Duncan, an apparent innocent, has had his own demons to fight during the war. Their lives, and their secrets connect in sometimes startling ways. War leads to strange alliances ...

Reviews

'The highest point of a career that has so far been nothing but highs' Anthony Quinn, MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A riveting read, with each of its 437 pages more captivating than the last... a beautifully crafted novel... will delight Waters' many existing fans...' Lianne Kolirin, DAILY EXPRESS

'A truthful, lovely book that needs no conjuring tricks to make you want to read it again' Philip Hensher, OBSERVER

'Brilliantly done... the period detail never overwhelms the simple, passionate human story. It's a tour-de-force of hints, clues and dropped threads' Suzi Feay, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Sarah Waters's latest offering lingers on, long after the final page and its first, most fateful meeting' Melanie McGrath, EVENING STANDARD

About the Author

Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966 and lives in London. She has a Ph.D in English Literature and has lectured for the Open University. She won the Betty Trask Award for Tipping The Velvet and the Somerset Maugham Award and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year for Affinity. Fingersmith was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize 2002 and for the Man Booker Prize 2002, and won the CWA Historical Dagger prize before earning her three 2003 Author of the Year awards - from the Booksellers Association, Waterstone's and The British Book Awards. Sarah Waters is also the winner of The South Bank Show Award.

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Publication date

2nd February 2006

Author

Sarah Waters

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Publisher

Time Warner Books

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Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781844082469

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