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    DescriptionJacob Todd is abroad on his own for the first time, visiting his grandfather's grave at the annual commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem in Amsterdam. There, he meets Geertrui, a terminally ill old lady, who tells an extraordinary story of love and betrayal, which completely overturns Jacob's view of himself and his country, and leads him to question his place in the world. Jacob's story is paralled in time by the events of the dramatic day in World War II when retreating troops were sheltered by Geertrui's family. This is an intensely moving and richly layered novel, spanning 50 years, which powerfully evokes the atmosphere of war while brilliantly interweaving Jacob's exploration of new relationships in contemporary Amsterdam.

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    Postcards from No Man's Land
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aidan Chambers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862302846
    ISBN 10: 1862302847

    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039190
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    Thema V1.0: FJM
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
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    Publication date
    23 January 2007
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    Author Information
    Aidan Chambers lives in Gloucestershire with his American wife, Nancy, who is the editor of Signal magazine. He divides his time between his own writing and lecturing which he does extensively in Australia, the USA and Europe. His provocative and challenging novels for teenagers and young adults have won him international acclaim. Postcards from No-man's Land is the fifth novel in what he perceives as a sequence; this starts with Breaktime, continues with Dance on my Grave, and carries on through Now I Know to The Toll Bridge. This is All completes the sequence. Each novel stands on its own exploring a different aspect of contemporary adolescence.
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    "The type of serious teenage fiction that should be cherished" Independent "A dramatic and moving novel, destined to become a classic" Carousel "Clear-eyed self reflection that also characterises The Diary of Anne Frank and the Rembrandt portraits which Jacob so admires" TES "Seriously good and compulsively readable novel that spans fifty years and two interwoven stories of love, betrayal and self-discovery" Lyn Gardiner "Writing and literature at its best" The School Librarian