'Unsentimental, truthful and wonderful' -- Beryl Bainbridge, Sunday Times on THE SOLDIER'S RETURN 'Sympathetic, touching, infinitely believable' -- D.J. Taylor, Literary Review on THE SOLDIER'S RETURN 'Utterly credible, utterly compellling, and very enjoyable' -- Allan Massie, Scotsman on THE SOLDIER'S RETURN 'The series is so good that the eventual run of novels is destined to become a genuine turn-of-the-century landmark.' -- James Naughtie, Books of the Year, Sunday Herald on A SON OF WAR 'A novel of remarkable power and grace...his authenticity is astounding' -- Roy Hattersley, The Times on A SON OF WAR 'Deeply humane and acutely truthful' -- Peter Kemp, Sunday Times on A SON OF WAR 'I was bowled over by it ... an enormously important piece of literature about post-war Britain.' -- A.C. Grayling, Guardian on CROSSING THE LINES 'Richly detailed and extraordinarily poignant' -- David Robson, Sunday Telegraph on CROSSING THE LINES
About the Author
Melvyn Bragg's first novel, FOR WANT OF A NAIL, was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included THE HIRED MAN, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, WITHOUT A CITY WALL, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, THE SOLDIER'S RETURN, which won the WHSmith Literary Award, and A SON OF WAR and CROSSING THE LINES, both of which were longlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of non-fiction including THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH and 12 BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.