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A Son of War

A Son of War

A Son of War

A Son of War

About the Author

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg’s first novel, For Want of a Nail, was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Credo and The Soldier’s Return, which won the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of non-fiction including Speak for England, The Adventure of English, 12 Books that Changed the World and In Our Time.

He is Controller of Arts at LWT and President of the National Campaign for the Arts as well as of MIND, and in 1998 he was made a life peer. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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