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Vivien Kovacs, the sensitive daughter of Hungarian immigrant parents who refuse to engage with the outside world, learns to navigate British society with the help of eccentric... Read more
Vivien Kovacs, the sensitive daughter of Hungarian immigrant parents who refuse to engage with the outside world, learns to navigate British society with the help of eccentric neighbors and her uncle, who shares the secrets of her family's past with her.
The Clothes on Their Backs Paperback edition by Linda Grant
Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage in 2006. She writes for the Guardian, Telegraph, and Vogue. She lives
The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the...
The classic novel - the first she ever wrote - by acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-winning author Beryl Bainbridge, Harriet Said... is a dark and gripping story of adolescent transgression set in a 1950s seaside resort.
Through a series of true stories, the author of The Clothes on Their Backs explores the meaning of clothing in people's lives, offering an exposé on the significance of clothes as intimate and personal, but also public expressions of our identity. Simultaneous.
This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for pronunciation and speaking teachers in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. Like others in the Myths series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices....
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