Reviews a remote corner of kent is the background to connollys magical coming of age novel set between 1976 and 1989 denny orourke struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife moves his daughter chrissie and her younger brother ellis to a run down woodland cottage which he aims to restore as they rebuild their lives. The spider truces tom connolly joe jameson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers ellis is obsessed with the spiders that inhabit the crumbling house where he lives with his dad his older sister and great aunt mafi and by a need to find out more about his mother. The spider truces is one of those wonderful novels that captures within its pages something of the essence of live as lived its the story of ellis orourke who grows up in rural kent in the 1980s living with his older sister chrissie father denny and great aunt mafi ellis doesnt . Against the vividly described background of 1980s rural kent this moving portrait of a father son relationship shifts effortlessly between evoking utterly convincingly the terrors and joys of adolescence and the complicated pleasure and pain of becoming an adult. Best books like the spider truces 1 william walkers first year of marriage a horror story 2 the still point 3 tamburlaine must die 4 a good death
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