A Summer in the Twenties by Peter DickinsonA Summer in the Twenties by Peter Dickinson

A Summer in the Twenties

byPeter Dickinson

Paperback | July 18, 2014

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A lovely smooth read."-The Washington Post"A witty, affectionately nostalgic masterpiece."-The Columbus Dispatch"As absorbingly readable, as well-written as anything Peter Dickinson has written."-The Times Literary SupplementPraise for Peter Dickinson's mysteries:"The works of British Mystery Writer Peter Dickinson are like caviar-an acquired taste that can easily lead to addiction. Dickinson . . . does not make much of the process of detection, nor does he specialize in suspense. Instead, he neatly packs his books with such old-fashioned virtues as mood, character, and research."-Time"Dickinson (author of engagingly offbeat thrillers and children's books) does splendidly here with atmosphere, with the eccentric supporting characters, with the occasionally bizarre comic touches."-Kirkus ReviewsIn 1926 the British government was worried about revolution. Two million people are about to go on strike and class warfare is about to erupt. Tom Hankey is caught between his love for Judy, a bright young thing, and Kate, a fireball agitator. Brought home from Oxford by his father, Tom volunteers to drive a train in the General Strike. When the train is ambushed, Tom is thrust into the darkest and most threatening regions of English politics. Gritty yet sparkling and full of unexpected turnarounds,A Summer in the Twenties resonates and captivates.Peter Dickinson has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger. His novels includeDeath of a Unicorn,The Poison Oracle, and many more. He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley. "
Peter Dickinson: Peter Dickinson OBE has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. His latest book isEarth and Air: Tales of Elemental Spirits (Big Mouth House). He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.
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Title:A Summer in the TwentiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 18, 2014Publisher:Small Beer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1618730843

ISBN - 13:9781618730848

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Small Beer Press, a small publishing company in Massachusetts, is reprinting ... Peter Dickinson's books, which is a wonderful, wonderful gift to mystery readers who are yearning for that kind of old-fashioned British mystery where it doesn't move quickly, you get engrossed in the time period." - Nancy Pearl, NPR"A lovely smooth read." - Washington Post"A witty, affectionately nostalgic masterpiece." - Columbus Dispatch"As absorbingly readable, as well-written as anything Peter Dickinson has written." - Times Literary Supplement"Dickinson (author of engagingly offbeat thrillers and children's books) does splendidly here with atmosphere, with the eccentric supporting characters, with the occasionally bizarre comic touches." - Kirkus Reviews'Small Beer Press, a small publishing company in Massachusetts, is reprinting ... Peter Dickinson's books, which is a wonderful, wonderful gift to mystery readers who are yearning for that kind of old-fashioned British mystery where it doesn't move quickly, you get engrossed in the time period.'-Nancy Pearl, NPR"A lovely smooth read." -Washington Post"A witty, affectionately nostalgic masterpiece."-Columbus Dispatch"As absorbingly readable, as well-written as anything Peter Dickinson has written." -Times Literary Supplement"Dickinson (author of engagingly offbeat thrillers and children's books) does splendidly here with atmosphere, with the eccentric supporting characters, with the occasionally bizarre comic touches."-Kirkus Reviews "