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A terrible kindness, Jo Browning Wroe

Label
A terrible kindness
Title
A terrible kindness
Statement of responsibility
Jo Browning Wroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tonight nineteen-year-old William Lavery is dressed for success, his first black-tie do. It's the Midlands Chapter of the Institute of Embalmers Ladies' Night Dinner Dance, and William is taking Gloria in her sequined evening gown. He can barely believe his luck. But as the guests sip their drinks and smoke their post-dinner cigarettes, a telegram delivers news of a tragedy. An event so terrible it will shake the nation. It is October 1966 and a landslide at a coal mine has buried a school: Aberfan. William decides he must act, so he stands and volunteers to attend. It will be his first job, and will be -- although he's yet to know it -- a choice that threatens to sacrifice his own happiness. His work that night will force him to think about the little boy he was, and the losses he has worked so hard to bury. But compassion can have surprising consequences, because -- as William discovers -- giving so much to others can sometimes help us heal ourselves
Cataloging source
SALS
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Browning-Wroe, Jo
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aberfan Disaster, Aberfan, Wales, 1966
  • Rescues
  • Disasters
  • Upper class
  • Compassion
  • Landslides
  • Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
A terrible kindness, Jo Browning Wroe
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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
000070130986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 381 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571368303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1248900433
Label
A terrible kindness, Jo Browning Wroe
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
000070130986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 381 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571368303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1248900433

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