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The night watch / Sarah Waters.

Author/Creator:
Waters, Sarah, 1966-
Publication:
London : Virago, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
472 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Manners and customs.
England -- London.
Form/Genre:
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
War stories.
Historical fiction.
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Summary:
"Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past - whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in sometimes surprising ways. In wartime London, the women work - as ambulance drivers, ministry clerks, and building inspectors. There are feats of heroism, epic and quotidian, and tragedies both enormous and personal." "Sarah Waters describes the taut composure of a rescue worker in the aftermath of a bombing, the idle longing of a young woman for her soldier lover, the peculiar thrill of a convict watching the sky ignite through the bars on his window, the hunger of a woman prowling the streets for an encounter, and the panic of another who sees her love affair coming to an end."--Jacket.
Notes:
Man Booker Prize, 2006, shortlist
Includes bibliographical references.
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature, Winner, 2007
Lambda Literary Awards - Lesbian Fiction, Winner, 2007
ISBN:
1844082466
9781844082469
1844082423
9781844082421
9781844082414
1844082415
0708809588
9780708809587
159448905X
9781594489051
0434014125
9780434014125
0434016098
9780434016099
OCLC:
62265716
Publisher Number:
PML 194766
9781844082421
9780434016099 9780434014125