The Windsurf Boy

The Windsurf Boy

by Bel Mooney
     
 

To newly separated Anna, holidaying in Devon with her seven-year-old son, the exquisite windsurfer winging across the waves on the river near their cottage represents all that is young, strong and free.

In a nearby nursing home Anna's mother is dying of cancer, calmly accepting impending death with a dignity her daughter cannot begin to… See more details below

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To newly separated Anna, holidaying in Devon with her seven-year-old son, the exquisite windsurfer winging across the waves on the river near their cottage represents all that is young, strong and free.

In a nearby nursing home Anna's mother is dying of cancer, calmly accepting impending death with a dignity her daughter cannot begin to understand.

Faced with the dilemma of many conflicting emotions guilt, grief, nostalgia and an increasing infatuation with the teenage windsurfer Anna struggles to come to terms with her life...

Bel Mooney (born 1946) is an English journalist and broadcaster. She was born in Liverpool, and spent her earliest years on a council estate; in 1969 Mooney became a journalist, and later went on to write for the New Statesman, the Daily Telegraph Magazine, Cosmopolitan and many others. She was also a columnist on the Daily Mirror, The Times and The Sunday Times.

Having made her name as a journalist, columnist, and broadcaster, Mooney turned her hand to writing fiction for adults and children. She has published 26 books for children and young people, and her fiction (adults and children) has been translated into eleven languages. Her children's novel The Voices of Silence won a New York Public Library citation and was shortlisted for a Gold Medal in the State of California.

Mooney holds honorary degrees from the University of Bath and Liverpool John Moores University, and is a Fellow of University College London. She has reviewed fiction and non-fiction for many newspapers including the Spectator, the Observer, The Times and the Times Literary Supplement. She has also been a judge for the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year and The Orange Prize.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448211258
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
File size:
2 MB

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