The Dark Circle

by Linda Grant

Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Dark Circle Synopsis

Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched.

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Closing date: 07/09/2018

Barbara Erskine's fabulous new book The Ghost Tree is out on the 23rd August. In order to celebrate we are giving away a SIGNED copy of the new book to THREE lucky winners!! The competiton closes on the 7th Septmber 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th September 2018. The past is about to become the present... The inspiration for The Ghost Tree lies in Barbara Erskine's own personal history - branching back to the days of Thomas Erskine, her great grandfather, five times removed. Once again, the Sunday Times bestselling author brings the past to life in vivid, spellbinding colour. 

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The Dark Circle Press Reviews

'Exhilaratingly good ... This is a novel whose engine is flesh and blood, not cold ideas ... Grant brings the 1950s - that odd, downbeat, fertile decade between war and sexual liberation - into sharp, bright, heartbreaking focus' -- Christobel Kent, Guardian

'A Grant novel is always a treat ... Grant captures the stigma that surrounded TB perfectly' Evening Standard

'A writer whose language crackles with vitality and whose descriptive powers are working at such a high level' Spectator

'Linda Grant brings a forgotten slice of social and medical history to life by conjuring a rich cast of disparate - though equally desperate - characters observed with wry humour and affection to produce an absorbing and profoundly moving story' -- John Harding Daily Mail

'The novel is funny but also poignant ... I loved it Stylist The Dark Circle is, beneath its narrative surface, fiercely political. She poses a large, naggingly relevant, question. What would (will?) privatisation of the NHS mean? Read this fine, persuasive, moving novel and contemplate - if you can dare to - that awful possibility' -- John Sutherland The Times

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ISBN: 9780349006789
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Publisher:
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349006789
Publication date: 6th July 2017
Author: Linda Grant
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Linda Grant

Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006. She writes for the Guardian, Telegraph and Vogue.

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