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Cryers Hill by Kitty Aldridge
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Cryers Hill (edition 2008)

by Kitty Aldridge

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Walter Brown went alone to the woodland pond on a July afternoon in 1934. He saw his girl swimming there. She wasn't his girl then, but he knew she would be. He watched her floating and saw how white her skin was in the green water. Then she turned over like an otter and dived down. She did not come up again. Sean Matthews stands at the bottom of George's Hill, more or less the very centre of the housing estate, with his hands on his hips. School is finished for the summer and last night, 20 July 1969, two men landed on the moon. Two boys growing up in the same village thirty-five years apart. Their paths are about to converge.… (more)
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Title:Cryers Hill
Authors:Kitty Aldridge
Info:Vintage (2008), Paperback, 352 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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This is similar to a couple of others I've read. Like Inversions by Iain M Banks it has two storylines, but unlike that book they are more linked and it has a satisfying ending. Like The World According to Bertie the blurb mentions a plot point which isn't key, but is picked out because it stands out more than others in a rambling storyline. It's set in a village near where I live, which makes it more interesting. Kitty Aldridge has managed to capture a good sense of place and time as well as the lives of children. I enjoyed it. ( )
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