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Silent Noon
Author: Trilby Kent

ISBN: 9781846882906
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 4 July 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2 x 3.8
A sharply observed, atmospheric story of displacement, disinheritance, and the lingering past.

September 1953: Barney Holland, 14 years old, is promised a fresh start when he is offered a place at a boarding school on a remote North Sea island. Instead, he is shunned by his peers for his status as a charity pupil and for being the replacement of a recently deceased student.

The arrival of Belinda Flood, a housemaster's daughter stigmatized by her expulsion from another school, provides Barney with an unexpected ally. Both outsiders soon fall under the influence of a charismatic senior pupil who reigns over the forbidden corners of the school: an abandoned fallout shelter and a haunted basement corridor. A gruesome find and the friendship with a local woman rumored to have been a wartime collaborator draw the three into an increasingly dangerous web of personal and social shame.

Gripped by mounting horror at his discovery of secrets harbored by the isolated school community, Barney personifies the struggle of a young peace-time generation finding its way out of the shadow of war. A shocking climax reveals a lurking ...

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