The Resource Brixton Beach, Roma Tearne

Brixton Beach, Roma Tearne

Label
Brixton Beach
Title
Brixton Beach
Statement of responsibility
Roma Tearne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Opening dramatically with the horrors of the 2005 London bombings, this is the profoundly moving story of a country on the brink of civil war and a child's struggle to come to terms with loss. London. On a bright July morning a series of bombs bring the capital to a halt. Simon Swann, a medic from one of the large teaching hospitals, is searching frantically amongst the chaos and the rubble. All around police sirens and ambulances are screaming but Simon does not hear. He is out of breath because he has been running, and he is distraught. But who is he looking for? To find out we have first to go back thirty years to a small island in the Indian Ocean where a little girl named Alice Fonseka is learning to ride a bicycle on the beach. The island is Sri Lanka, with its community on the brink of civil war. Alice's life is about to change forever. Soon she will have to leave for England, abandoning her beloved grandfather, and accompanied by her mother Sita, a woman broken by a series of terrible events. In London, Alice grows into womanhood. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she has a son. Slowly she fulfils her grandfather's prophecy and becomes an artist. Eventually she finds true love. But London in the twenty first century is a mass of migration and suspicion. The war on terror has begun and everyone, even Simon Swann, middle class, rational, medic that he is, will be caught up in this war in the most unexpected and terrible way
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.E27
LC item number
B75 2009
Literary form
novels
Brixton Beach, Roma Tearne
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Brixton Beach, Roma Tearne
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
512234
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780007301546
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP512234
  • 12854283
  • (OCoLC)315069883
  • (Nz)12854283

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