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A place called Winter

Patrick Gale

A place called Winter

by Patrick Gale

  • 83 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Britons,
  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • Gay men,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • History,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (page 356).

    StatementPatrick Gale
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6057.A382 P53 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination368 pages
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27205398M
    ISBN 101455594083
    ISBN 109781455594085
    LC Control Number2015955178
    OCLC/WorldCa915490845

      A Place Called Winter (Book): Gale, Patrick: "A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for.   A Place Called Winter. Book. As seen: By Patrick Gale avg rating. A gripping beginning, although it was sometimes hard to understand where the action was taking place. Things fell into place subsequently. There were occasions when the narrative became a little tedious and slow. This book is fantastic - starting in a repressed button.

      Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war and madness that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond /5(K).   A Place Called Winter (Book): Gale, Patrick: A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for.

      Janu fiction A Place Called Winter, Book Club, historical novel, Neath Book Club blog, novel, Patrick Gale, reviews bookclubbloggerblog What a chatty meeting!! We really had a lot to say about this book this month and all over a delicious warm .   A Place Called Winter, by Patrick Gale, is a beautiful, sweeping saga of love and loss. Loosely based on the author's own family history it tells the tale of Harry Cane, an English gentleman whose mother died giving birth to his brother when Harry .


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A PLACE CALLED WINTER is the first book in ages which I read in a single day, migrating from chair to bed, drinking wine and tea. What a moving story of a young man in Edwardian England, born rich and marrying well without any job, who when he finds he is drawn to men, is evicted from his family/5(90).

A Place Called Winter is the sixteenth novel by British author, Patrick Gale. In early 20th century England, shy and stuttering Harry Cane, nurturing older brother to the infinitely more confident Jack, is rather surprised to find himself married to Winnie, and before long, a father to Phyllis/5().

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In Patrick Gale's A Place Called Winter, he describes how Harry Cane comes across an office for Canadian emigration, and decides that moving abroad to become a homesteader/farmer in Canada is the solution to keeping the scandal of his being homosexual away from his people know something about the American push to settle the west.

Over the years, numerous well known works of. A PLACE CALLED WINTER By Patrick Gale pp. Grand Central Publishing. Paper, $ The British author Patrick Gale opens his 16th novel. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England.

And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner /5(4). A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 23 March.

The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as discussion questions for your reading group. A Place Called Winter. A privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed.

A Place Called Winter was a Radio 2 Book Club Choice on publication and went on to be shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize, the Walter Scott Prize and the Independent Booksellers Book of the Year award.

A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Buy A Place Called Winter: Costa Shortlisted 01 by Gale, Patrick (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). A Place Called Winter has been compared to Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain for its depiction of a relationship between two men against the backdrop of the unforgiving prairie.

Gale is also an. A Place Called Winter – Reading Group Guide How did the knowledge that this novel was based on real events influence your reading.

What did you feel about Harry as a character. Did you find his placid nature frustrating or compelling. Strong sibling relationships play a large part in the novel. How did you feel these furtheredFile Size: KB. A Place Called Winter avg rating — 7, ratings — published — 12 editions Want to Read saving /5.

Patrick Gale - A Place Called Winter. Bookclub. Patrick Gale talks to James Naughtie and readers about A Place Called Winter, the story of Harry Cane, who. British novelist Gale (A Perfectly Good Man,etc.) creates a novel about his maternal great-grandfather, who left England at the start of the 20th century to farm in the novel opens shortly after World War I, Harry Cane finds himself in a mental asylum, having suffered a trauma the doctors assume occurred in battle although Harry can’t remember.

Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner 3/5(1).

In A Place Called Winter, Gale has deepened his character development skills, probably because Harry Cane was a real person – he was Gale's great-grandfather. This intimacy is particularly apparent in how gently Gale portrays Harry, who isn't a large or very physical man, which is unusual for a farmer.

Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner.

Patrick Evelyn Hugh Sadler Gale (born 31 January ) is a British novelist. 3 Novels and short stories. 5 External links. Gale was born in on the Isle of Wight, the youngest of four children.

His father was the prison governor of HM Prison Camp Hill on the Isle of Wight, and he was brought up in and around prisons. In the family. A PLACE CALLED WINTER. Patrick Gale. Novel. A privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed Edwardian convention at every step, until an illicit affair forces him to abandon his wife and child.

He signs up for emigration to the newly colonized Canadian prairies, and in this harsh landscape, the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner.

Book Club: A Place Called Winter Posted on 5th October by Sally Campbell. A review of this week's Book Club title, A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale The book is based on a true story, and is all the more poignant and moving because of it.

Patrick Gale used research into his own, enigmatic great-grandfather, Harry Cane, to write this story. Get this from a library! A place called winter. [Patrick Gale] -- "A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step.

Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted. A Place Called Winter grew out of a family mystery which had long puzzled Patrick.

He grew up with stories of his mother’s “Cowboy Grandpa” out in Canada, who his brothers variously told him lived in a log cabin, killed and skinned bears with his bare hands, fought with Indians and so on.A Place Called Winter. Author: Gale, Patrick: Binding: Paperback: List Price: $ Our Price: N/A CAD: Online Qty: 0: Bargain Book Copy.

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