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This Time of Dying by Reina James
  

This Time of Dying

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This Time of Dying by Reina James

This work is suitable for readers of Sebastian Faulks , Helen Dunmore's Zennor in Darkness and The Siege , Rose Tremain's The Way I Found Her , and Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy. It is October 1918 and London is gathering in its dead. For Henry Speake, of Speake & Son Undertakers, laying to rest the shattered young bodies of those sent home from the Front to die has become a grimly familiar duty. But what he is seeing now, as influenza claims its victims with increasing speed and force, is something different; for the first time in his life, Henry feels afraid of death. Unable to share his fears with his waspish, disapproving sisters, Henry turns instead to Mrs Allen Thompson, a recently widowed school teacher, so beginning a friendship which gradually, stumblingly, pulls them in a direction neither has been prepared for.

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'Rich and absorbing... a five-star weepie'
The Times

About the Author

REINA JAMES lost two grandparents to the 1918 Spanish flu. This is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th April 2007

Author

Reina James

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Publisher

Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Romance

ISBN

9781846270468

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