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Crystal Rooms

Melvyn Bragg

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Young Harry, an orphan from an impoverished council estate, becomes the link between starkly contrasting worlds: north and south, the deprived and the over-privileged, the powerful and the defenceless. With this compelling story of blackmail, media politics, corrupted innocence and redemptive love, Melvyn Bragg delivers an unforgettable portrait of modern life.

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Praise for Crystal Rooms

  • A splendid Dickensian sweep of a book - Observer

  • A decent and intelligent novel, one which can be read, and will be read, with a great deal of pleasure - Allan Massie, Scotsman

  • As a guide to media London, the novel is essential reading - T.J. Binyon, Times Literary Supplement

  • The very good Bragg has forced a complex contemporary plot to work magic - David Hughes, Mail on Sunday

  • Bragg has scarcely ever written better...A state of England message transfused by fiction - Tom Adair, Scotland on Sunday

  • Melvyn Bragg writes with a lyrical nostalgia which is as important to the novel as his energy - Penelope Fitzgerald, Evening Standard

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Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the most recent being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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