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The Art of Waiting
The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting


304 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $15.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781846973628

Rights: US, CA & CN

Birlinn, Ltd. (Oct 2017)

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Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad and a soldier from Venice stand together on the edge of wilderness. He is a shadow of a man,trapped behind wire, an enemy in her land. Taking something from her pocket, she slips her hand through the wire and catches herskin on a barb producing a tiny drop of blood.‘Have this.’ The man takes the gift – a small crust of bread, a little piece of hope. Its memory will nourish him, keep him alive, on hislong journey home to Italy.But when he returns, he must decide which path to take – to be true to the love of the girl who saved his life, or to pursue hisunfulfilled vow and seek revenge on the man who had ruined his home and his family.

Author Biography

Christopher Jory was born in 1968 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He spent his early childhood in Barbados, Venezuela and finally Oxfordshire. He did a degree in English Literature and Philosophy at Leicester University and then worked for the British Council and other organisations in Italy, Spain, Crete, Brazil and Venezuela. He is currently a Publisher at Cambridge University Press. His first book, Lost in the Flames (Matador, 2011), was a moving account of RAF Bomber Command airmen and their families.