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Released January 1, 1963

£30.00

In 1942, an unseaworthy ship crammed with refugees bound for Palestine sinks, the result of British and Turkish officialdom. Jacob Lindmann, one of only two survivors, becomes the central character in this haunting novel. Twenty years on, Lindmann lives in a ramshackle boarding house. He remains detached from his surroundings and past until circumstances combine to shatter his personality. The resulting shock touches the other characters in the book, but, most profoundly, the stunned and disturbed reader. Raphael's novel dramatises universal themes of guilt, responsibility and love.

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Frederic Raphael

Frederic Raphael was an American-born, British screenwriter, biographer, nonfiction writer, novelist and journalist.

Raphael won an Oscar for the screenplay for the movie Darling, and two years later received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for Two for the Road. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1967 film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by John Schlesinger.

He published more than twenty novels, the best-known being the semi-autobiographical The Glittering Prizes, which traces the lives of a group of Cambridge University undergraduates in post-war Britain as they move through university and into the wider world.

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