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Life : an exploded diagram

By: Peet, Mal

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1844281000 / 9781844281008
Paperback
823.92
02/06/2011
27 in stock Need More ?
England
20 cm 412 p. : ill., col. map
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More
Quiz No: 220181, Points 14.00, Book Level 5.60,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Map on inside covers.

A brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norlfolk countryside.

Clem's life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory.

The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York City as a designer, and moves from the past of his parents and grandmother to his own teenage years.

Not only the threat of explosions, but actual ones as well, feature throughout in this latest novel from one of the finest writers working today.

BIC:

5AQ Interest age: from c 14 years, YFM Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

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