A Time to Dance

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Sceptre, 1991 - Man-woman relationships - 207 pages
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Charts the obsessive and sensual consequences of a relationship between a man of fifty-four and a girl of eighteen. The gap in their backgrounds, in their expectations, and their experience, is as wide as that between their ages. His over-controlled world collapses; her quest for healing and forgetting a trauma in her past leads her to reckless daring. The story builds to a compelling study of violence, exhilaration and uncompromising nature of love which is tender and utterly demanding.

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A time to dance: a novel

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This slow-paced, introspective novel by the prolific British author ( Richard Burton: A Life , LJ 2/1/89) chronicles a middle-aged, retired bank manager's infatuation with a teenager he meets when she ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include 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, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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