The Night Watch (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 27, 2006 - Fiction - 560 pages
1194 Reviews
“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”—Chicago Tribune

Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners—three women and a young man with a past—whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event.
  

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Lovely writing, but so much writing with no real plot. - Goodreads
A great read but the ending was shockingly bad. - Goodreads
The pace of this book is incredibly slow. - Goodreads
I hated the plot as well as the narrative. - Goodreads
Good portrayal of London under the Blitz. - Goodreads
Great story-telling, great plot. - Goodreads

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beautiful, descriptive writing. compelling realistic characters. engrossing read and excellent story telling on the lives of a group of young people in WWII london. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
23
Section 4
36
Section 5
38
Section 6
49
Section 7
64
Section 8
76
Section 18
274
Section 19
320
Section 20
329
Section 21
356
Section 22
389
Section 23
398
Section 24
400
Section 25
442

Section 9
84
Section 10
104
Section 11
115
Section 12
129
Section 13
181
Section 14
223
Section 15
228
Section 16
238
Section 17
261
Section 26
457
Section 27
475
Section 28
493
Section 29
507
Section 30
508
Section 31
525
Section 32
529
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About the author (2006)

Sarah Waters has a Ph.D. in English literature and has been an associate lecturer withthe Open University. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, the South Bank Show Award for Literature, and her books have been short-listed for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the Man Booker and Orange prizes. In 2003, she was named Author of the Year three times andwas chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.

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