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A Place Called Winter by [Gale, Patrick]
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Patrick Gale has written a book which manages to be both tender and epic, and carries the unmistakeable tang of a true story. I loved it. (Jojo Moyes)

Absorbing, moving and beautifully written, with echoes of EM Forster which I found especially enjoyable. (Amanda Craig)

Beautifully structured around the warmest of warm hearts, but it's also run through with something new: a devastating chill of loss, fear and exile which keeps you shaking your head and biting your lip in concern and shame and disbelief. (Louisa Young)

Bold, moving, intensely erotic - I couldn't put down this tale of passion and endurance, told with such tenderness. (Patricia Duncker)

A tender tale of loss and love (Sunday Times)

This is an intensely personal book. Gale was inspired by a true tale from his own family history, and the depth of feeling shows. It's one gay man reaching out to another across a century of social change, and his most powerfully moving novel yet (Independent)

A dramatic and affecting portrayal of dislocation, extreme environments and the traumatic effects of enforced secrecy (Observer)

A master storyteller. Quite simply, you believe every word he tells you (Independent on Sunday)

Gale is not a sentimental writer, he's vividly aware of hardship and despair, but the overwhelming emotion in this fine book is one of tender, life-affirming joy (Sun)

His best book yet (Country Life)

This is a convincing and fascinating portrait of daily life over a century ago in a far away place. The mixture of adventure, historical saga and romance is utterly heartwrenching (Sunday Mirror)

Gale is a skilful storyteller (Metro)

Mr Gale often uses autobiographical detail to good effect; here, he has excelled himself with the historical detail, resulting in a beautifully written, satisfying story that deserves to be a bestseller (Country Living Magazine)

A mesmerising storyteller; this novel is written with intelligence and warmth (The Times)

Gale employs his gift as a writer to will such pockets of tolerance retrospectively into existence - for the sake of his relative, as well, perhaps, as for all of us. Humanity does not look quite so wretched through Patrick Gale's eyes (Spectator)

Lightness of touch, one of Gale's characters observes, is desirable in a novelist, and it is one of Gale's virtues...Rich in atmosphere and period detail...this enjoyable tale is both witty and poignant (Daily Mail)

A gorgeously written, bittersweet story about secrets and identity (Good Housekeeping)

[A] fascinating novel (Helen Dunmore Guardian)

Be inspired by Patrick Gale's entrée to historical fiction... the deep undercurrents of love and desire that give the novel its pull will awaken you (Independent magazine)

An epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking (Hereford Times)

A gripping and deeply moving book about love, fear and hope (Irish Times)

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If you've never read a Patrick Gale, stop now and pick up this book. From the author of the bestselling NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION comes an irresistible, searching and poignant historical novel of love, relationships, secrets and escape

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2272 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Tinder Press; 01 edition (24 Mar. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NFVG7VM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 725 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Had initially downloaded this book for a holiday read. Read the first few pages as a taster but then found I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it.
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a very unusual and interesting story, a subject not often covered, quite harrowing at times. Really had to read in a sitting it was so hard to put down. Thoroughly enjoyable and will read more of Patrick Gale
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This book swept me away on a journey in Edwardian England , then to deepest Canada. An emotional rollercoaster, brilliantly formed characters, sensitively described.
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I read this in one sitting as I just couldn't bear to stop. Fortunately it was a Saturday. It's beautifully written, very touching and, ultimately, it's a celebration of the transforming power of love.
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I have read one of Patricks books previously, Notes from an Exhibition, which I liked a lot . Thought I would try another one and this had some good reviews, I thought this was an excellent story. Very interesting and really well written .
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Loved this book. Beautifully written, great story. Easy to read. First of his I have read and look forward to the next one. The twists and turns in Harry's life are unpredictable and the way he copes admirable. Highly recommended.
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This is an OK read and has undercurrents of topics taboo during the era the book is set in that are handled very sensitively and honestly
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Although the premise was the mistreatment of gay men, the story did not become a sermon nor about suffering, rather a man battling on to gain normality against odds.
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