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The Day of the Sardine

The Day of the Sardine

(1961)
A novel by

 
When he depicts Arthur's search for some sort of moral framework within the anarchy of modern society, he speaks for all of us, poetically and passionately, as truly now as he did almost half-a-century ago. (From the foreword by Alan Plater)

A powerful novel of disaffection in 1960s Newcastle, The Day of the Sardine charts a young man's uneasy passage into adulthood. Harsh and as times comic, Arthur Haggerston's story takes place against the background of a young workforce absorbed into tedious, repressive employment where the only outlets come through street violence and gang warfare. Arthur's battle through this reality provides a striking contrast to his internal struggle, outlined in his involvement with two very different women: one experienced and older, the other an idealistic Christian of his own age. Although set in a physical environment that has in many ways been lost to the past, the essence of Sid Chaplin's novel is easily recognisable in the urban tensions of Britain today.

 
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Used availability for Sid Chaplin's The Day of the Sardine


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Hardback Editions

April 1973 : UK Hardback
Title: Day of the Sardine
Author(s): Sid Chaplin
ISBN: 0-413-45100-3 / 978-0-413-45100-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Day of the Sardine
Author(s): Sid Chaplin
ISBN: 1-873226-72-1 / 978-1-873226-72-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flambard Press
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July 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: The Day of the Sardine
Author(s): Sid Chaplin
ISBN: 0-905906-73-X / 978-0-905906-73-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scorpion Cavendish Ltd
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June 1969 : UK Paperback
Title: Day of the Sardine
Author(s): Sid Chaplin
ISBN: 0-586-02812-9 / 978-0-586-02812-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Day of the Sardine
Author(s): Sid Chaplin
Publisher: Flambard Press
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