A 17-year-old boy has been sent to an orphanage in Essex, where he
is trained to be a skilled long distance runner. He is the
great hope in the yearly running contest. However, he takes a
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Reissue of the classic collection of short stories from Sillitoe,
originally published in 1960, when it won the Hawthornden Prize.
In the title story, a boy is made into a distance runner when he
arrives at reform school. As he remembers the botched robbery that
placed him in custody, he begins to wonder just who he is running
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A comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from
the life of a New York Times bestsellerWhat happens when a
childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The
Loneliness of the...
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Eine der besten Geschichten der englischen Nachkriegsliteratur:
Sillitoes ErzÃÂ¤hlung vom AnstaltszÃÂ¶gling Colin Smith, der sich
- trotz aller Verlockungen - nicht "anpasst" und das Rennen seines
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Through a series of exquisitely observed autobiographical sketches,
Adrian Tomine explores his life in comics - from an early moment on
the playground being bullied, to a more recent experience, lying...
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