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Friendly Fire

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Youthful beauty, intellectual brilliance, physical passion, tragedy and disgrace are all in this wonderful novel as told through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl. Sophie is a self-contained, exceptionally bright child who has no known parents and has spent all her life in a children's home. Her life is transformed when she wins a scholarship to Tatham's, a kind of Oxbridge university for teenagers, but this is only the start of an education as much emotional as intellectual. She falls hopelessly in love with Lucas, adored gay son of a wealthy Jewish family and, through him, is drawn into a tangle of betrayed friendship and forbidden passions that ends in tragedy and disgrace. But school is only half the story. Spanning the years 1975 to 1979 the chapters alternate between terms and holidays, between Sophie's dogged pursuit of the glittering prizes and her slow, painful discovery of who she is and where she belongs. Through other people's families, and especially other people's mothers, she learns as much about the mysterious laws of class and love as she learns from her teachers about the Latin and Greek that will prove her passport to security.

Издательство: "HarperCollins Publishers" (2006)

ISBN: 978-0-00-715104-2

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Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale (born 1962, Isle of Wight) is a British author who lives in Cornwall. His father was the prison governor of Camp Hill Prison on the Isle of Wight when Gale was born, and he was brought up in and around prisons.

Gale was educated at The Pilgrims' School, the choir college for both Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, then at Winchester College and at New College, Oxford. Following university he had a range of jobs while he sang for the London Philharmonic Choir and wrote his first novel, "The Aerodynamics of Pork" while working as a waiter in an all-night restaurant.

Novels

*"The Aerodynamics of Pork" (1985)
*"Ease" (1985)
*"Kansas in August" (1987)
*"Facing the Tank" (1988)
*"Little Bits of Baby" (1989)
*"The Cat Sanctuary" (1990)
*"The Facts of Life" (1996)
*"Dangerous Pleasures" (1996)
*"Tree Surgery for Beginners" (1999)
*"Rough Music" (2000)
*"A Sweet Obscurity" (2003)
*"Friendly Fire" (2005)
*"Notes from an Exhibition" (2007)

He has also written a number of short stories and novellas in addition to a non-fiction book about the American novelist Armistead Maupin, with whom he has a close friendship, and being a book reviewer for "The Daily Telegraph".

External links

* [http://www.galewarning.org Patrick Gale's website]
* [http://www.knittingcircle.org.uk/patrickgale.html The Knitting Circle: Literature: Patrick Gale]
* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Patrick_Gale.htm Patrick Gale bibliography]
* "BIGfib.com" [http://www.bigfib.com/lit/issue3/gale-interview.html Patrick Gale Interview]
* "outuk.com" [http://www.outuk.com/content/features/patrickgale/ Interview with Patrick Gale]
* "Dymocks Online" [http://www.dymocks.com.au/contentstatic/literarymatter/interviews/patgale.asp Interview with Patrick Gale]

Источник: Patrick Gale

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