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The Shell House

Linda Newbery

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The Shell House is a beautifully written and sensitive portrayal of love, sexuality and spirituality over two generations. Greg's casual interest in the history of a ruined mansion becomes more personal as he slowly discovers the tragic events that overwhelmed its last inhabitants. Set against a background of the modern day and the First World War, Greg's contemporary beliefs become intertwined with those of Edmund, a foot soldier whose confusion about his sexuality and identity mirrors Greg's own feelings of insecurity. This is a complex and thought-provoking book, written with elegance and subtlety. It will change the way you think.

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Author:   Linda Newbery

ISBN:   0099455935

ISBN 13:   9780099455936

Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd

About the Author

About the author

Author:  Linda Newbery

Author Description:  Linda Newbery is an extremely successful children's author, with a particularly strong reputation for historical novels. In 2002 her novel The Shell House was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and in 2003 Sisterland was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.