Bragg, Melvyn

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The Adventure of English
The Biography of a Language
By Melvyn Bragg
(Arcade Publishing)
Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent... [READ MORE]
The Soldier's Return
By Melvyn Bragg
(Arcade Publishing)
Right from the start, when the train carrying British soldier Sam Richardson home to Wigton after his service in the Burma campaign breaks down two miles from town and he and his army comrades have to walk home, it is clear we are in the hands of a compassionate, clear-sighted writer. Bragg's work has... [READ MORE]
Crossing the Lines
A Novel
By Melvyn Bragg
(Arcade Publishing)
Following The Soldier’s Return, heralded as “a novel written in fine steel sentences and granite paragraphs” by the Washington Post, and the equally brilliant A Son of War, Melvyn Bragg brings “one of the finest sagas of postwar Britain” (London Sunday Telegraph) to a stunning conclusion. Set in the... [READ MORE]
A Son of War: A Novela and Stories
By Melvyn Bragg
(Arcade Publishing)
The second volume of a trilogy that began with The Soldier's Return.After the upheavals of the Second World War, the Richardson family -- Sam, Ellen and their young son Joe -- settle back to working-class life in the Cumbrian town of Wigton. Yet for them, as for so many, life will never be the same again.... [READ MORE]
The Soldier's Return
By Melvyn Bragg
(Arcade Publishing)
The powerful, award-winning novel of World War II, which Publishers Weekly called “a small classic, deeply touching and true.”In the spring of 1946, ex-corporal Sam Richardson returns home from the “forgotten war” in Burma to his hometown of Wigton in Cumbria, England, to the joyful relief of his young... [READ MORE]
A Son of War
By Melvyn Bragg
(Arcade Publishing)
A Son of War presents Melvyn Bragg’s second installment in what the Sunday Telegraph calls “one of the finest literary sagas of postwar Britain.” Continuing the story of the Richardson family begun in the award-winning The Soldier’s Return, this powerful novel depicts how the terrible upheavals of World... [READ MORE]
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