Here we are by Graham Swift is a historical fiction that hit the shelves in 2019. The book has been published by Simon and Schuster.
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It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack – Jack Robinson, as in ‘before you can say’ – is everyone’s favourite compère, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together. As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures. Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, Here We Are is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition. Now available for sale in all online and offline bookstores! #books #bookcover #bookish #booklovers #bibliophile #hereweare #grahamswift #grahamswiftforever #booker #booksbooksbooks #bookcoverlover #literaryfiction #literaturelover #litfic #bookstagram #coverlover @simonschusteruk
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All three friends begin their path toward the end of Brighton’s pier early in life. Evie and Jack’s mothers always trumpeting the support that is trademark of stage mothers, while Ronnie’s mother sends her son out in the child evacuations to Penny and Eric Lawrence for safety from the London blitz. It’s within the safety and love of Evergrene, the Lawrences’ estate, that magic creeps into Ronnie’s life for the first time and starts the intricate intertwining of fate, chance, and show business. Magic and reality share the stage in this masterly and devastating story that pulls back the curtain on the power of love, family, and the touchstones of our memories.
About the author
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of ten novels; two collections of short stories; and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland, he won The Guardian Fiction Award and with Last Orders the Booker Prize. Both novels have since been made into films. His work has appeared in more than thirty languages