Half of the Human Race

by Anthony Quinn

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Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 25 March 2012.

 

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 17 February 2011.

Combining national drama and private tragedy, "Half of The Human Race" is a book about men and women and their difficulties in understanding each other at a turning-point in history. It is a deeply affecting story of love, sacrifice, suffrage and county cricket, projected against a vivid backdrop of England in an extraordinary age of turmoil and violence.

Half of the Human Race Synopsis

Summer of 1911. The streets of London ring with cheers for a new king's coronation and the cries of increasingly violent suffragette protests. Connie Callaway, fired up by the possibilities of independence, wants more than the conventional comforts of marriage.

 

Spirited and courageous, she is determined to fight for 'the greatest cause the world has ever known.' Will Maitland, the rising star of county cricket, is a man of traditional opinions. He is both intrigued and appalled by Connie's outspokenness and her quest for self-fulfilment. Buffeted and spun by choice and chance, their lives become inextricably entangled, even as the outbreak of war drives them further apart. This is a deeply affecting story of love against all the odds.

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ISBN: 9780099531944
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224087292
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of CCV
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099531944
Publication date: 5th January 2012
Author: Anthony Quinn
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. Since 1998 he has been the film critic of the Independent. His first novel The Rescue Man (2009) won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

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