A Place Called Winter

By Patrick Gale,

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Book description

** Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015 **

Picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club

To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.

A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair…

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1 author picked A Place Called Winter as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is a true story told about a relative of the author and the prejudices faced and hardships endured by him. He was sent away to Canada at a time in the U.K.when homosexuality was illegal.

A real page-turner that left me pondering the amount of prejudice that still remains in our society today.

I believe we should all live and let live. Disliking the racism and homophobia we still see today, I do all in my power to educate folks otherwise as I have always felt there to be no reason for its existence.

This story made me…

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