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A World Between Us

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Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2013. Packed full of passion – both political and of all other kinds – this is a harrowing, thrilling and romantic account of the Spanish Civil War and the lives of three young volunteers who sign up to fight in it. In a chance encounter in Cable Street at the time of anti-fascist demonstrations, Felix, training to be a nurse and desperate to break away from her conventional background, meets Nat, already a young communist ready to fight for the cause. They re-meet in Spain, both fighting against the fascists. Following Felix, George, her conventional suitor, also travels to Spain where he too converts to the cause. The courageous decisions the three have to make; their bravery and their love make a strong thread through the fast paced action.

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A World Between Us by Lydia Syson

A country is torn apart by civil war as a young woman serving as a nurse is torn apart by her conflicting feelings for two young men. As the battles rage around her, Felix has to make her choices in this passionate historical adventure set in Spain.

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A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review A World Between Us. Read their reviews below.

Safiyah Afghan - 'an intoxicating book that delves into the heart and mind of a young woman...An excellent plot and deep characters, this book is perfect for all readers especially those who enjoy period books.' Click Here to read the full review.

Susana Sanchez Gonzalez - 'A great introduction to the Spanish Civil War by the hand of a volunteer, a nurse and a journalist...thoroughly researched and beautifully written.' Click Here to read the full review.

Pippa Cousins - 'Lydia Syson writes fluently and beautifully. I fell in love with the book and all the characters. I definitely recommend this to all teenage readers.' Click Here to read the full review.

Delilah Acworth - 'breathtakingly painful, yet perfect at the same time...It was incredibly moving.' Click Here to read the full review.

Josh Hall - 'A potentially great book that unfortunately did not deliver for me.' Click Here to read the full review.

About the Author

Lydia Syson

Lydia Syson is a fifth-generation North Londoner who now lives south of the river. She is working through her ambitions in a disorderly fashion. The publication of her first novel, A WORLD BETWEEN US, has taken a good few decades. During this time she went from being a BBC World Service radio listener in Botswana to a producer in London, and then became a non-medical doctor and mother of four.

She also wrote a biography of Britain's first fertility guru, DOCTOR OF LOVE: JAMES GRAHAM AND HIS CELESTIAL BED, learning a lot about enlightenment sex in the process.

Getting to Timbuktu is still on the 'to do' list - it's the subject of her PhD thesis - but it will have to be via Romney Marsh, where her next YA novel for Hot Key Books will be set. Bilingualism and Hollywood musical stardom are looking increasingly unlikely.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th October 2012

Author

Lydia Syson

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Publisher

Hot Key Books

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction

Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781471400094

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