What Was Promised (Paperback)Tobias Hill (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Beginning after the Second World War and ending 40 years on, this is a portrait of London and its citizens: grubby, thieving, vibrant, drawn from many continents and rendered poetic by Hill's prose * Vogue *
Hill's writing has a stunning economy and control * The Times *
Mr Hill's book has many strengths. First is the depiction of London itself ... Second is the dialogue, such as the louche fashion photographer telling a woman she's a "knockout" ... Third is a male writer's impressive depiction of female experience ... He deserves high praise * Economist *
Hill has created a dazzling and deeply affecting portrait of a city struggling back to prosperity and of the resilience of its people. It is a novel that questions the idea of home, and what it means to belong, and should secure Hill's reputation as one of the outstanding writers of his generation * Observer *
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