The Cast Iron Shore

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Pan Macmillan, 1996 - English fiction - 403 pages
2 Reviews
This portrait of a woman is also a study of the second half of the twentieth century. A first novel, it combines the personal and political in a story about Sybil, who is attracted to the edges of things by a sense of not belonging.

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User Review  - Kim Yates - Goodreads

Hmm some great writing particularly in the first parts but then I sort of drifted off and lost interest in the main character and it was a chore to finish. I think the first part is brilliant with great observations about the fur trade, ports and restlessness and war. Read full review

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User Review  - Amicus (David Barnett) - Goodreads

I'm not a Communist. I'm not even left wing, but this book had me enraptured from start to finish. Read full review


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