The Great North Road

The Great North Road

by Annabel Dore

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Newcastle, 1953. 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.

‘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 Doré’s going straight onto my list of favourite authors’ Kate Long, author of The Bad Mother’s Handbook

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230756687
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 05/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 650 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Growing up in Gosforth, Annabel Doré crossed the Great North Road daily to get to school. Having lived, subsequently, in various parts of England, she now lives on the North Yorkshire coast. Her career as a vocalist spanned 27 years. She has studied Art and Design and has a degree in Contemporary Theatre.

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The Great North Road 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jennie_103 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Overly complicated storyline and quite long. Perhaps some more editing would have improved it. I read it in one go and even then I was confused over which character might be whose daughter/half sister/cousin etc!Good basic idea though and the first few chapters grabbed me, I just felt disappointed at the end.