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The Year of the Ladybird
 
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The Year of the Ladybird [Kindle Edition]

Graham Joyce
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Not only is this novel a fabulous evocation of the sweltering, endless summer of 1976 and the fag-end of the British holiday camp era, it is also a rights of passage novel and a wonderfully moving exploration of guilt, forgiveness and redemption. (THE LADY)

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A ghost story with a difference from the WORLD FANTASY and multiple BRITISH FANTASY AWARD-winning author of SOME KIND OF FAIRY TALE.

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It is the summer of 1976, the hottest since records began and a young man leaves behind his student days and learns how to grow up. A first job in a holiday camp beckons. But with political and racial tensions simmering under the cloudless summer skies there is not much fun to be had.

And soon there is a terrible price to be paid for his new found freedom and independence. A price that will come back to haunt him, even in the bright sunlight of summer.

As with SOME KIND OF FAIRY TALE, Graham Joyce has crafted a deceptively simple tale of great power. With beautiful prose, wonderful characters and a perfect evocation of time and place this is a novel that transcends the boundaries between the everyday and the supernatural while celebrating the power of both.

About the Author

Graham Joyce was born into a Coventry mining family and now lives in Leicester. In addition to writing he teaches a Creative Writing course at Nottingham University.
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