In A Land Of Plenty

In A Land Of Plenty

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In a small town somewhere in the heart of England, the aftermath of the Second World War brings change. For ambitious and expansive industrialist Charles Freeman, it offers new opportunities and marriage to Mary. He buys the big house on the hill to cement their union and to nail his aspirations to the future. In quick succesion, three sons and a daughter bring life to the big house and with it, the seeds of joy and tragedy- Simon, large and ebullient like his father, follows in his footsteps into the Business; James becomes a photographer and proceeds to document the town- Robert, wilful and self-assured, submerges himself in the darker side of life; and Alice, a dippy individualist succumbs to the efficient attentions of Harry Singh, grocer's boy turned property entrepreneur. As his children grow up, Charles's business expands in direct proportion to his girth and becomes synonymous with the town's prosperity as Britain claws its way from the grey austerity of the war years. As times change, so do their fortunes, for better and for worse, ebbing and flowing with the years. Their stories create a generous epic, an extraordinarily rich and plangent hymn to the death and perhapsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552998613
  • 9780552998611

About Tim Pears

Tim Pears was born in 1956. He grew up in Devon, and left school at sixteen. He has worked in a wide variety of jobs and is a graduate of the National Film and Television School. His first novel, In the Place of Fallen Leaves, won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award. His second novel, In a Land of Plenty, has been adapted for television and is now a major BBC television series. His third novel is A Revolution of the Sun.show more

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