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The Backward Shadow
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  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450611
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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The Backward Shadow


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The sequel to Lynne Reid Banks' groundbreaking novel of the 1960s, The L-Shaped Room

Jane has had her baby and is living along with him in a country cottage. Her idyllic time there is soon complicated by the arrival of Toby, the love of her life, and her friend Dorothy. The two women start up a shop in the village, and it is their changing fortunes and feelings for the men on whom so much of their lives are staked which form the core of this funny and vivdly-told novel.

The Backward Shadow is a worthy sequel to The L-Shaped Room

  • Pub date: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450611
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks has written a number of books for children and young adults. Her children's books include The Adventures of King Midas; The Farthest-Away Mountain; Maura's Angel; The Indian in the Cupboard, made into a major Hollywood film; Return of the Indian; The Fairy Rebel; and The Magic Hare. Her books for teenagers include One More River, Sarah and After, My Darling Villain, The Writing on the Wall, Melusine: A Mystery and Broken Bridge. In addition, she has written historical books about Israel: Letters to My Israeli Sons and Torn Country.

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Praise for The Backward Shadow

“Characters so lively and believable they give the impression of wanting to jump right out of the page and run”

Guardian

“Lynne Reid Banks is one of the most readable, delightfull and accomplished novelists writing today”

Edna O'Brien


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