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The Resource At break of day, Elizabeth Speller

At break of day, Elizabeth Speller

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At break of day
Title
At break of day
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Elizabeth Speller
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eng
Summary
On the 1 July, 1913, meet four very different men leading four very different lives: FRANK has secured an apprenticeship with Debenhams in London's Regent Street. Now all that he needs to crown his progress is a bicycle and a wife. BENEDICT is an organist at Gloucester cathedral, with fellow-pupils Ivor Gurney and Ivor Novello. Benedict has synaesthesia - he hears in colour - is uncertain about God, women and his oldest friend, Tom. JEAN-BATISTE is the fifteen-year-old of a Picardy widow. He makes plans for the day when he will row up-river to the coast and then to England. Meanwhile, he runs errands for the philandering local doctor, Vignon, whose stories he only half believes. HARRY is the heir to a baronetcy. Estranged from his family, he has a successful life in New York and is engaged to be married. After eight years abroad he considers himself an American but has never quite persuaded himself to change nationality. 1 July 1916. Exactly three years later, it is just after seven in the morning, there are a few seconds of peace as the guns on the Somme fall silent and larks soar, singing over the trenches. What follows is a day of utter catastrophe in which British casualties number nearly 60,000. A horror that would have been unimaginable in pre-war England, France and America, becomes a day of reckoning for Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste and Harry
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Speller, Elizabeth
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Psychological fiction
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Synesthesia
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adult
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At break of day, Elizabeth Speller
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volume
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text
Control code
000052216630
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781844087808
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
At break of day, Elizabeth Speller
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052216630
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781844087808
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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