The Rain Before it Falls

The Rain Before it Falls

by Jonathan Coe

CD-Audio Publication Date: 17/06/2014

 
As a young girl, Rosamond is sent to Shropshire to escape the Blitz. Here, in the countryside, she forms a close bond with her older cousin, Beatrix, a young woman haunted by anger and resentment.



Sixty years later, just before her death, Rosamond records her memories on cassettes, addressing them to a distant cousin-a near stranger-named Imogen. As Gill, her beloved niece, listens to these tapes, a heart-stopping family saga is revealed. In this masterful portrait of three generations of woman, Jonathan Coe exposes the profound reserves of hope and loss within the lives of ordinary woman.
ISBN:
9781491532751
9781491532751
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
17-06-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
178x140x13mm
Weight:
0.08kg
Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham, UK, in 1961. He began writing at an early age. His first surviving story, a detective thriller called The Castle of Mystery, was written when he was eight.

His first published novel was The Accidental Woman in 1987, but it was his fourth, What a Carve Up!, that established his reputation as one of England’s finest comic novelists, winning the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1985 and being translated into many languages.

Seven bestselling novels and many other awards have followed, including the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for Like A Fiery Elephant, a biography of the experimental novelist, B. S. Johnson. Jonathan lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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