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The Great North Road

(2007)
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It is Newcastle, 1953, and two new mothers make a pact that will resonate for generations to come. Together Greta and Sylvia decide to flee their old lives, and abandon their newborn babies. Eventually, though, teenager Sylvia is drawn back to her estranged family - to her daughter and the boy she still loves. But then her baby vanishes, and a whole cast of characters, including Greta, comes under suspicion. "The Great North Road" is an epic literary voyage through the storied landscapes of northern England, through tragedy and comedy, to the darker reaches of human behaviour. Compassionate and unfailingly dramatic, it is a searing and addictive debut novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A gothic, surreal melodrama... perceptive and affectionate." - Ann Cleeves

"An absolute treat to read. I haven't been so captivated by a writer's voice since I read Kate Atkinson's "Behind the Scenes at the Museum". Annabel Dore's going straight onto my list of favourite authors." - Kate Long


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Hardback Editions

August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Great North Road
Author(s): Annabel Dore
ISBN: 0-230-52889-9 / 978-0-230-52889-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan New Writing
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great North Road
Author(s): Annabel Dore
ISBN: 0-230-53127-X / 978-0-230-53127-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great North Road
Author(s): Annabel Dore
ISBN: 0-230-52890-2 / 978-0-230-52890-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great North Road
Author(s): Annabel Dore
Publisher: Picador
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