England's Lane by Joseph Connolly

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The real subject of this novel is England's Lane itself, and the era in which it is depicted...
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Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959.

Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger, the sweetshop and the butcher.

Each of them hiding their lies, coping in the only way they know how.

 

About Joseph Connolly

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Joseph Connolly is the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling writer of eleven novels, as well as eleven works of non-fiction. He lives in London.
 
Published August 30, 2012 by Quercus. 432 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Reviewed by Adam Mars-Jones on Oct 06 2012

It's the same with the two West Indian characters – glib to condemn the reflex racism of the past while sticking with your own rudimentary characterisation, one man witlessly benign, the other full of cruel rage...

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Reviewed by Gerard Woodward on Sep 07 2012

The real subject of this novel is England's Lane itself, and the era in which it is depicted...

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