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  • Published: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9781860468315
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 206
  • RRP: $24.99
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Caught


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When war breaks out, Roe, a well-to-do widower with a young son, Christopher, volunteers for the Auxiliary Fire Service in London and is trained under a professional fire officer, Pye. The two men discover that a link already exists between them. It was Pye's strange, disturbed sister who once abducted Christopher and kept him in her room until Pye rescued the terrified child. As each man grapples with his own troubled emotional attachments – the one to his son and dead wife, the other to his unhappy sister – their relationship intensifies. The inevitable crisis is reached when, just as in the World War raging around them, history shows signs of repeating itself. In Henry Green's memorable portrait of the Blitz and a class-ridden Britain, the lives of the two men are torn apart. Few novels have captured the particular ambience of wartime London as compellingly as Caught.






  • Pub date: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9781860468315
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 206
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Henry Green

Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. Born in 1905 near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, he was educated at Eton and Oxford and went on to become managing director of an engineering business, writing novels in his spare time. His first novel, Blindness (1926) was written whilst he was still at school and published whilst he was at Oxford. He married in 1929 and had one son, and during the Second World War served in the London Fire Brigade. Between 1926 and 1952 he wrote nine novels, Blindness, Living, Party Going, Caught, Loving, Back, Concluding, Nothing and Doting, and a memoir, Pack My Bag. Henry Green died in December 1973

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