e-Book Tree on Fire epub downloadAuthor: Alan Sillitoe
Pages: 382 pages
Publisher: MACMILLAN; New Ed edition (1969)
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by Alan Sillitoe
If he was a real liberator he’d be right back here trying to liberate us from these dead tectonic chiselheads about to open your case.
Part One. Chapter One. With four-week-old Mark wrapped in his woollen shawl she went out to the upper deck. Early morning, and the liner was landlocked, grappled in stoneland near the beginning of March, white frost painted on the customs sheds under a smoky pink sky, brilliant and sharply cold, more beautiful than she’d expected, a trace of cirrus cloud, as if just scratched there by a cry from the baby and an unthinking motion of his hand. If he was a real liberator he’d be right back here trying to liberate us from these dead tectonic chiselheads about to open your case.
Alan Sillitoe (4 March 1928 – 25 April 2010) was an English writer and one of the so-called "angry young men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, as did most of the other writers to whom it was applied. He is best known for his debut novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and his early short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, both of which were adapted into films.
From ramshackle life in a commune to undercover gunrunning, this is Alan Sillitoe, author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, at his humorous and literary best
From ramshackle life in a commune to undercover gunrunning, this is Alan Sillitoe, author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, at his humorous and literary best. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alan Sillitoe including rare images from the author’s estate.
She stood aside so that he could set his suitcase in the hall. The bad penny turned up again. How are you, love?’ he said, kissing her. ‘I’m all right. What the bleddy-hell was you doing all this. time? How are you? ‘Going around Algeria. I’m fine, fit enough. Won’t you make me some tea?’. She’d altered little in thirty months, a few lines by the side of her hazel eyes, oval face paler – though everyone seemed pale in this country. You’ve got a cheek,’ she cried, ‘leaving me all this time and then walking back in here as large as life and asking for a cup of te.
Sillitoe served four years in the Royal Air Force and lived for six years in France and Spain, before returning to England. His first novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, was published in 1958 and was followed by a collection of short stories, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, which won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature.
The second novel in award-winning, bestselling author Alan Sillitoe’s William Posters Trilogy is an existential investigation of protest and revolution in 1960s North Africa and England. Jewish dilettante Myra Bassingfield returns to England from Gibraltar with her four-week-old son.
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Adam says you are going to collaborate on a book about your experiences in Algeria. I write it all down, then he’ll advise me on the finer points of style. I suppose he’ll actually rewrite it. We’ll become a literate community in spite of ourselves, a hotbed of books and conspiracy. Richard has many other ingenious plans, all sorts of stunts and tricks of sabotage. The Handleys are so mad and wild that no one would suspect them of intelligent planning.
A book in the William Posters Trilogy series. Pan Books London 1969. As one of the angriest of Britain's Angry Young Men, Alan Sillitoe made painfully vivid the mill-town world of chapped hands and cold-water sinks in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. In this novel, he seems neither quite so young and angry, nor quite so British. Frank Dawley, a young ex-factory worker, has deserted his wife and his pregnant mistress to fight for the . against the French in Algeria. His journey turns into what might be called an existential Pilgrim's Progress.