This Time of Dying

This Time of Dying

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This work is suitable for readers of "Sebastian Faulks", Helen Dunmore's "Zennor in Darkness" and "The Siege", Rose Tremain's "The Way I Found Her", and Pat Barker's "Regeneration" trilogy. It is October 1918 and London is gathering in its dead. For Henry Speake, of Speake & Son Undertakers, laying to rest the shattered young bodies of those sent home from the Front to die has become a grimly familiar duty. But what he is seeing now, as influenza claims its victims with increasing speed and force, is something different; for the first time in his life, Henry feels afraid of death. Unable to share his fears with his waspish, disapproving sisters, Henry turns instead to Mrs Allen Thompson, a recently widowed school teacher, so beginning a friendship which gradually, stumblingly, pulls them in a direction neither has been prepared for.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 23mm | 280g
  • Portobello Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 1846270464
  • 9781846270468
  • 696,558

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"'Rich and absorbing... a five-star weepie' The Times"
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About Reina James

REINA JAMES lost two grandparents to the 1918 Spanish flu. This is her first novel.
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