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.
|Publisher:||Small Beer Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.