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Public Battles, Private Wars

(2014)
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'Vivid and engaging. A touching, well-written novel' Welsh Books Council Reader Report What lines would you cross for the ones you love? Yorkshire 1983. Miner's wife Mandy is stuck in a rut. At twenty-three, and trapped by domesticity, her future looks set and she wants more from life. Husband Rob is a good-looking drinker, content to spend his days in the small town where they've always lived - where Mandy can't do anything other than bake cakes and raise her children. When Mandy's childhood friend - beautiful, clever Ruth - and Ruth's Falklands war hero husband, Dan, return to town, their homecoming is shrouded in mystery. Like in their schooldays, Mandy looks to Ruth for inspiration - but Ruth isn't all she appears. As conflict with the Coal Board turns into war, the men come out on strike. The community and its whole way of life is threatened. Mandy abandons her dreams of liberation from the kitchen sink and joins a support group. As the strike rumbles on, relationships are pushed to the brink, and Mandy finds out just who she is - and who her true friends are.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Public Batlles, Private Wars
Author(s): Laura Wilkinson
ISBN: 1-78615-128-6 / 978-1-78615-128-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Public Battles, Private Wars
Author(s): Laura Wilkinson
ISBN: 1-78375-516-4 / 978-1-78375-516-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Public Battles, Private Wars
Author(s): Laura Wilkinson
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon CA