Cryers Hill by Kitty Aldridge

Cryers Hill by Kitty Aldridge

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Sean Matthews stands at the bottom of George's Hill, more or less the very centre of the housing estate, with his hands on his hips. When Sean Matthews unknowingly witnesses an event he cannot bear to remember, his life is changed forever.

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Walter Brown went alone to the woodland pond on a July afternoon in 1934. He saw his girl swimming there. She wasn't his girl then, but he knew she would be. He was sixteen when he knew. He watched her floating and saw how white her skin was in the green water, her belly, her breasts, her pond-tangled hair. A naked girl. Then she turned over like an otter and dived down. She did not come up again. Two boys...Sean Matthews stands at the bottom of George's Hill, more or less the very centre of the housing estate, with his hands on his hips. School is finished for the summer and last night, 20 July 1969, two men landed on the moon. There is a notice announcing it in the classroom. Jhe spaesmen hav landid in Jhe see ov trankwility. Funetic words, as if it were a huge laugh; but phonetics is not supposed to be funny. It is important and clever. It is a nationwide experiment, government-sanctioned. Sean and his friends are the guinea pigs. Wur...growing up in the same village thirty-five years apart. When Sean Matthews unknowingly witnesses an event he cannot bear to remember, his life is changed forever. Hailed by Salman Rushdie on the publication of her first novel as 'a real discovery, a writer of precision, delicacy and wit', Kitty Aldridge brings us "Cryers Hill", a novel that confirms her as a writer of immense talent, possessing the rare gift of enabling us to see the world anew, infusing the ordinary with a sense of wonder.

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SKU GOR001821855
Title Cryers Hill
Author By (author) Kitty Aldridge
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0224080415
ISBN 13 9780224080415
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Walter Brown went alone to the woodland pond on a July afternoon in 1934. He saw his girl swimming there. She wasn't his girl then, but he knew she would be. He was sixteen when he knew. He watched her floating and saw how white her skin was in the green water, her belly, her breasts, her pond-tangled hair. A naked girl. Then she turned over like an otter and dived down. She did not come up again. Two boys...Sean Matthews stands at the bottom of George's Hill, more or less the very centre of the housing estate, with his hands on his hips. School is finished for the summer and last night, 20 July 1969, two men landed on the moon. There is a notice announcing it in the classroom. Jhe spaesmen hav landid in Jhe see ov trankwility. Funetic words, as if it were a huge laugh; but phonetics is not supposed to be funny. It is important and clever. It is a nationwide experiment, government-sanctioned. Sean and his friends are the guinea pigs. Wur...growing up in the same village thirty-five years apart. When Sean Matthews unknowingly witnesses an event he cannot bear to remember, his life is changed forever. Hailed by Salman Rushdie on the publication of her first novel as 'a real discovery, a writer of precision, delicacy and wit', Kitty Aldridge brings us "Cryers Hill", a novel that confirms her as a writer of immense talent, possessing the rare gift of enabling us to see the world anew, infusing the ordinary with a sense of wonder.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001821855
Title Cryers Hill
Author By (author) Kitty Aldridge
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0224080415
ISBN 13 9780224080415
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.