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We That Are Left

By Clare Clark

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Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 March 2016
It is 1910 and to ten-year-old Oskar Grunewald, the Melville family is impossibly, incomprehensibly glamorous. Born into privilege, their certainties are as unshakeable as the walls of their Victorian castle. It is a world to which Oskar, mathematics prodigy and son of a penniless German composer, has no wish to belong. But when Theo Melville is killed in the Great War, shattering his family's lives, Oskar finds himself drawn reluctantly into the gaping hole his death has left behind. As Theo's two sisters struggle to forge their paths in a world that no longer plays by the old rules, Oskar's life becomes entwined with theirs in a way that will change all of their futures.

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A heartbreakingly beautiful novel about love and loss, We That Are Left explores the devastating effect of the First World War and the choices a family must make when all the conditions and convictions upon which they have constructed their lives have been shattered.

About the Author

Clare Clark's critically acclaimed novels include The Great Stink and Savage Lands, both longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian and writes for numerous other publications, both in the UK and the USA. She lives and works in London. Clare Clark was born in London in 1967. A Senior Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge she graduated with a Double First in History. Her novel, The Great Stink, won the Pendleton May First Novel Award, was shortlisted for the CWA First Novel Award and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is married with two children and lives in London.


"A lavishly detailed historical novel that doesn't just recreate the past but alters your perception of it" * New York Times * "With splendid breadth and depth, We That Are Left accommodates an era's worth of historical reverberations within the confines of its highly polished rooms" * Washington Post * "Clare Clark is one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture" -- Hilary Mantel "Elegiac and elegantly written" -- Patricia Nicol * Sunday Times * "A wonderful, engrossing book" -- Violet Henderson * Vogue *

EAN: 9780099570479
ISBN: 0099570475
Publisher: Vintage
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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