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A change of climate

By: Mantel, Hilary

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0007172907 / 9780007172900
Paperback
823.914
18/04/2005
Stock expected by 15/08/2020
England
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20 cm 342 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Viking, 1994.
A new Harper Perennial edition of one of Hilary Mantel's best novels. From the violent townships of South Africa to the windswept countryside of Norfolk, this is an epic yet subtle family saga about what happens when trust is broken, when secrets are buried and when lives must be torn apart before they can be put back together again. / A smart new Harper Perennial edition of a long out-of-print Hilary Mantel classic / Will appeal to all fans of her more recent novels and memoirs. / A family saga with an intellectual, philosophical core, this novel will cross many readership boundaries. / Inclu

A new Harper Perennial edition of one of Hilary Mantel's best novels.

From the violent townships of South Africa to the windswept countryside of Norfolk, this is an epic yet subtle family saga about what happens when trust is broken, when secrets are buried and when lives must be torn apart before they can be put back together again.

Ralph and Anna Eldred live in the big Red House in Norfolk, raising their four children and devoting their lives to charity.

The constant flood of 'good souls and sad cases', children plucked from the squalor of the East London streets for a breath of fresh countryside air, hides the growing crises in their own family, the disillusionment of their children, the fissures in their marriage.

Memories of their time as missionaries in South Africa and Botswana, of the terrible African tragedies that have shaped the rest of their lives, refuse to be put to rest and threaten to destroy the fragile peace they have built for themselves and their children.

This is a breath takingly intelligent novel that asks the most difficult questions.

Is there anything one can never forgive? Is tragedy ever deserved? Can you ever escape your own past?A literary family saga written with the skill and subtlety of a true master, this is Hilary Mantel at her best.

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