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The Resource A quiet life, a novel by Beryl Bainbridge

A quiet life, a novel by Beryl Bainbridge

Label
A quiet life
Title
A quiet life
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Beryl Bainbridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The life of a family consisting of two parents, Joe and Connie, and their two children, Madge and Alan is shown in this book... A Quiet Life describes the ups and downs of the family after WWII. Joe once had a great business, but after some events in the war, he is now bankrupt and is listening to the ẁireless', as they called it (radio in our days). Connie, a woman who married Joe years ago because of his wealth, is now a very strict lady who reads novels at the train station alone every night, while during the day, she drinks tea. The daughter, Madge, is a girl who walks along the mine-filled seaside every night. She is a girl who is trusted by her mother, who often believes the lies of Madge, making her able to get away from the troubles she has done. Lastly, the main character is Alan, who is a 17 year old teenager who falls in love with Janet, another girl in his school. The main idea of the book is shown in the title, A Quiet Life, because it is about Alan, trying to have his own life different from the kind he grew up in. Why he wants his own life is because there is a lot of chaos going on around the house that he has to put up with and try to live through them everyday. Starting with Alan and Madge meeting each other inside the café, a shift is made to the actual life these two children grew up in... During the story, Alan often argues with his sister about going to see a German P.O.W and almost causing a disaster for the family. These are only some of the problems that occurred within this spoiled family. --Eric Lin at Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-2010
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Bainbridge, Beryl
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Prisoners of war
  • Teenagers
  • Domestic fiction
Label
A quiet life, a novel by Beryl Bainbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2695007
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780807608463
Lccn
76055837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)228657
Label
A quiet life, a novel by Beryl Bainbridge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2695007
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780807608463
Lccn
76055837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)228657

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