The Night Watch

Author(s): Sarah Waters

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Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. This is the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses in mannish clothes and wanders the streets with a restless hunger, searching ...Helen, clever, sweet, much-loved, harbours a painful secret ...Viv, glamour girl, is stubbornly, even foolishly loyal, to her soldier lover ...Duncan, an apparent innocent, has had his own demons to fight during the war. Their lives, and their secrets connect in sometimes startling ways. War leads to strange alliances ...Tender, tragic and beautifully poignant, set against the backdrop of feats of heroism both epic and ordinary, here is a novel of relationships that offers up subtle surprises and twists. The Night Watch is thrilling. A towering achievement.


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* Ongoing author PR activity to include media interviews, events and appearances at literary festivals * Extensive nationwide advertising campaign * Reviews and feature coverage * Key title for trade promotions * Reading copies available

Shortlisted for Orange Prize 2006 and Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 and British Book Awards: Book of the Year 2007 and James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007.

Thrice crowned 2003 Author of the Year - by the Booksellers Association, Waterstone's and The British Book Awards. Winner of The South Bank Show Award, Sunday Times Author of the Year, The Somerset Maugham Award and the CWA. Shortlisted for the Man Booker

General Fields

  • : 9781844082414
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Sphere
  • : 0.405
  • : December 2006
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Modern fiction
  • : 512
  • : very good
  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Sarah Waters