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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407052724
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

On Green Dolphin Street




'Superbly done...Another winner' Sunday Telegraph

America, 1959. with two young children she adores, loving parents back in London, and an admired husband, Charlie, working at the British embassy in Washington, the world seems an effervescent place of parties, jazz and family happiness to Mary van der Linden.
But the Eisenhower years are ending, and 1960 brings the presidential battle between two ambitious senators: John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. An American newspaper reporter called Frank Renzo dramatically enters the van der Linden's lives, and through him Mary is forced to confront the terror of the Cold War that is the dark background of their carefree existence.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407052724
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for On Green Dolphin Street

“Compelling - Faulks has become an international sensation”

Guardian

“Faulks's fans will not be disappointed in this suspenseful tale”

The Times

“A faultless depiction of time and place... the plot performs like an elegant melody”

Observer

“A novel about adultery, jazz and alcohol-full of good things, of the intensity of initially thwarted desire, of the atmosphere of a new era coming alive, of the poignancy of things past rings precisely true -suave and fluent”

Sunday Times


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