A Summer in the Twenties [NOOK Book]

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"A lovely smooth read."—The Washington Post

"A witty, affectionately nostalgic masterpiece."—The Columbus Dispatch

"As absorbingly readable, as well-written as anything Peter Dickinson has written."—The Times Literary Supplement

Praise for Peter Dickinson's mysteries:

"The works of British Mystery Writer Peter Dickinson are like caviar—an acquired taste that can easily lead to addiction. Dickinson . . . does ...

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A Summer in the Twenties

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Overview

"A lovely smooth read."—The Washington Post

"A witty, affectionately nostalgic masterpiece."—The Columbus Dispatch

"As absorbingly readable, as well-written as anything Peter Dickinson has written."—The Times Literary Supplement

Praise for Peter Dickinson's mysteries:

"The works of British Mystery Writer Peter Dickinson are like caviar—an acquired taste that can easily lead to addiction. Dickinson . . . does not make much of the process of detection, nor does he specialize in suspense. Instead, he neatly packs his books with such old-fashioned virtues as mood, character, and research."—Time

"Dickinson (author of engagingly offbeat thrillers and children's books) does splendidly here with atmosphere, with the eccentric supporting characters, with the occasionally bizarre comic touches."—Kirkus Reviews

In 1926 the British government was worried about revolution. Two million people are about to go on strike and class warfare is about to erupt. Tom Hankey is caught between his love for Judy, a bright young thing, and Kate, a fireball agitator. Brought home from Oxford by his father, Tom volunteers to drive a train in the General Strike. When the train is ambushed, Tom is thrust into the darkest and most threatening regions of English politics. Gritty yet sparkling and full of unexpected turnarounds, A Summer in the Twenties resonates and captivates.

Peter Dickinson has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger. His novels include Death of a Unicorn, The Poison Oracle, and many more. He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.

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“Small Beer Press, a small publishing company in Massachusetts, is reprinting … Peter Dickinson’s books, which is a wonderful, wonderful gift to mystery readers who are yearning for that kind of old-fashioned British mystery where it doesn’t move quickly, you get engrossed in the time period.”—Nancy Pearl, NPR

"A lovely smooth read." —Washington Post

"A witty, affectionately nostalgic masterpiece."—Columbus Dispatch

"As absorbingly readable, as well-written as anything Peter Dickinson has written." —Times Literary Supplement

"Dickinson (author of engagingly offbeat thrillers and children’s books) does splendidly here with atmosphere, with the eccentric supporting characters, with the occasionally bizarre comic touches."—Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618730855
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press
  • Publication date: 6/16/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 678,675
  • File size: 369 KB

Meet the Author


Peter Dickinson: Peter Dickinson OBE has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. His latest book is Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Spirits (Big Mouth House). He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.
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  • Posted November 22, 2014

    A Peter Dickinson fan

    I had never heard anything about this book, but had read with pleasure many others by Peter Dickinson. This tale of labor unrest in England is funny and informative. So very good. Maybe better if you start as ignorant as I.

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