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Rough Music

by Patrick Gale

If your life with your 'nearest and dearest' seems rather bleak read this -and then count your blessings. A story of complex family relationships which spans three generations. The Great Train Robbery and the subsequent jail-break of one of the leading players adds a fascinating dimension. Compelling, evocative and often incredibly moving but not for those who want a guaranteed happy ending!

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He could bear almost anything but the leaching away of whatever made her his wife. He could not nurse a stranger, when the time came. He was too shy.

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In a Land of Plenty by Tim Pears
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
 

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