Out of the Blackout

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 1, 1986 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Simon Thorn returns to London years after the traumatic 1941 air raid evacuation that left him homeless with no identification, few belongings, and no memory of his earlier life

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Interesting story about a child sent to the British countryside during London blitz WW II. The child comes with no background, is raised by 'adoptive parents". The search for his real parents is the ... Read full review

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Good mystery and character study. I had to keep reading to find out how it ended. I pretty much had it figured out 2/3 of the way through, but a couple little surprises were nice. Would have been nice to have more satisfaction regarding his confrontation at the end and with his father. Read full review


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Robert Barnard 1936-2013 Robert Barnard was born in Essex, England on November 23, 1936. He read English at Balliol College, Oxford. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a professor. His first novel, Death of an Old Goat, was published in 1974. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including A Cry from the Dark, The Bones in the Attic, Posthumous Papers, Death in a Cold Climate, Sheer Torture, Political Suicide, The Missing Brontė, The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori, and A Charitable Body. He also wrote an illustrated biography of Emily Brontė and A Brontė Encyclopedia, compiled with Louise Barnard. He received numerous awards including the Nero Wolfe, Anthony, Agatha, Edgar and Macavity Awards. In 2003, he won the CWA Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement. He died on September 19, 2013 at the age of 76.

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