Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green

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Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village (Black Swan Green) in the dullest county (Worcestershire) in the most tedious nation (England) on earth. And he stammers. 13 chapters, each as self-contained as a short story, follow 13 months in his life as he negotiates the pitfalls of school and home and contends with bullies, girls and family politics. In the distance, the Falklands conflict breaks out; close at hand, the village mobilises against a gypsy camp. And through Jason's eyes, we see what he doesn't know he knows - and watch unfold what will make him wish his life had been as uneventful as he had believed.

Vividly capturing the mood of the times - high unemployment, Cold War politics and the sunset of agrarian England - this is at once a portrait of an era and of an age: the black hole between childhood and teenagerdom.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780340839263
BY (AUTHOR) Mitchell, David
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : May 08, 2006
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 233 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 520 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
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DESCRIPTION :
Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village (Black Swan Green) in the dullest county (Worcestershire) in the most tedious nation (England) on earth. And he stammers. 13 chapters, each as self-contained as a short story, follow 13 months in his life as he negotiates the pitfalls of school and home and contends with bullies, girls and family politics. In the distance, the Falklands conflict breaks out; close at hand, the village mobilises against a gypsy camp. And through Jason's eyes, we see what he doesn't know he knows - and watch unfold what will make him wish his life had been as uneventful as he had believed.

Vividly capturing the mood of the times - high unemployment, Cold War politics and the sunset of agrarian England - this is at once a portrait of an era and of an age: the black hole between childhood and teenagerdom.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780340839263
BY (AUTHOR) Mitchell, David
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : May 08, 2006
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 233 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 520 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items