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The Resource The illuminations, Andrew O'Hagen

The illuminations, Andrew O'Hagen

Label
The illuminations
Title
The illuminations
Statement of responsibility
Andrew O'Hagen
Title variation
illuminations
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it? Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography. Her beloved grandson, Luke, now a captain with the Royal Western Fusiliers, is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, part of a convoy taking equipment to the electricity plant at Kajaki. Only when Luke returns home to Scotland does Anne's secret story begin to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room
Summary
A British army captain whose artistic pioneer grandmother lived an illusory life to cope with hardships begins transforming his own sense of reality in the aftermath of a mission gone wrong before confronting a mystery from his family's past
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402642
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Hagan, Andrew
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandmothers
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Photographers
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Survival
  • Family secrets
  • Photographers
  • Grandsons
  • Blackpool (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The illuminations, Andrew O'Hagen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053980660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780571273652
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)899965034
Label
The illuminations, Andrew O'Hagen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053980660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780571273652
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)899965034

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