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Beyond Our Horizon

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The story is set in Glasgow, during the Cuban Missile Crisis of Oct 1962 /Three Russians are staying at the Caithness Hotel, as part of a trade delegation /Yuri the translator, and writer, Dimitry the KGB minder, and Vladimir a chemical engineer. There are various flashbacks to life in Russia, such as the bickering that goes on in communal apartments, or the tranquillity of a visit by Dimitry to his dacha /There are 3 Scottish characters /Alistair (56), the owner of Caithness Hotel. A divorcee who drinks too much, and only survives because his family inheritance allowed him to buy the hotel outright /Alistair’s daughter – Susan, 25 – runs a small shop for which she buys up-market clothes at house sales /Susan’s fiancé – David, 26 – is a chemical engineer who also speaks Russian. The Russians are in Glasgow to visit the chemical plant where he works /1962, was the last year before The Sixties got going in Britain, so attitudes towards such... More > things as divorce, drink-driving and working-women were on the cusp< Less
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  • By mick mcalear
    Mar 21, 2011
    Review by Karen Campbell (Novelist – Published by Hodder & Stoughton) I enjoyed this book very much. It was a period I knew little about, but the story captured the rising tension, and how it bled into the characters everyday life, bringing the 'real world' into their own little - though equally important - worlds. The ending was poignant, with a real lightness of touch, which definitely leaves the reader thinking about the story after they've closed the book.
  • By Mick Parkin
    Mar 21, 2011
    Review by Karen Campbell (Novelist – Published by Hodder & Stoughton) I enjoyed this book very much. It was a period I knew little about, but the story captured the rising tension, and how it bled into the characters everyday life, bringing the 'real world' into their own little - though equally important - worlds. The ending was poignant, with a real lightness of touch, which definitely leaves the reader thinking about the story after they've closed the book.
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Published
September 29, 2011
Language
English
Pages
199
File Format
PDF
File Size
785.66 KB

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