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3 edition of tightrope walkers. found in the catalog.

tightrope walkers.

Giorgio Melchiori

tightrope walkers.

by Giorgio Melchiori

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Published by Routledge & Paul .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination277 p.
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13580647M
    OCLC/WorldCa349619

    Get this from a library! The tightrope walkers. [David Almond] -- A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with. About The Tightrope Walkers. International award winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside, England, for a moving coming-of-age novel, masterfully told. A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes.

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I'm sorry Ms. Gilman died February of this year. Her imaginative legacy is immune to shelf life!/5(). Written inTightrope Walker strongly conjures the time and place in which the book was written and contemporaneously occurs.

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