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Waterland (Birthday Edition) By Graham Swift

Waterland (Birthday Edition)
by Graham Swift

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First published in 1983, Graham Swift's multilayered chronicle set in the Cambridgeshire Fens is widely regarded as one of the finest British novels of the 1980s.
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Waterland (Birthday Edition) Summary


Waterland (Birthday Edition) by Graham Swift

Tom Crick is a history teacher, but the history that absorbs him is his own and his family's. The past, with its secrets and oddities, hangs heavy on him, pushing him towards a heartbreaking new crisis in his life.

Swift's powerful psychological drama takes in life and death, betrayal and compassion; his setting, the brooding landscape of the marshy Fens, is utterly compelling.

'The tale Swift tells is at once a history of England, a Fenland documentary, and a fictional autobiography . . . Waterland appropriates the Fens as Moby Dick did whaling or Wuthering Heights the moors. This is a beautiful, serious and intelligent novel, admirably ambitious and original' Observer

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Waterland (Birthday Edition) Reviews


'The tale Swift tells is at once a history of England, a Fenland documentary, and a fictional autobiography... Waterland appropriates the Fens as Moby Dick did whaling or Wuthering Heights the moors. This is a beautiful, serious and intelligent novel, admirably ambitious and original' OBSERVER

About Graham Swift


Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of many acclaimed novels, two collections of short stories (England and Other Stories, and Learning to Swim and Other Stories) and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.

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GOR001186819
Waterland (Birthday Edition) by Graham Swift
Graham Swift
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-09-06
368
0330491873
9780330491877
N/A
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