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The Brave

by Nicholas Evans

Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 23 June 2011
Number of pages: 496

The motto of the boarding school to which Tommy Bedford is dispatched is Fortune Favours the Brave. It's 1959 and the school bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. Tommy, a quirky loner, obsessed with cowboys and Indians, needs all the bravery he can summon. Salvation comes when his glamorous actress sister is swept off to Hollywood by one of his heroes, TV cowboy Ray Montane. But with the Cold War looming, the sinister side of Tinseltown seeps through and Tommy and Diane soon find themselves in jeopardy. Forty years on, Tommy has to confront his boyhood ghosts when his own son finds himself charged with murder.

What the papers say:
'Through his storytelling skills, sound plot construction and ease with descriptive landscapes, Evans keeps a firm grip on interest until the end. Fans will not be disappointed Irish Independent A novel that packs a real emotional punch She Another triumph from the author of The Horse Whisperer Sun A harrowing emotional thriller, tense and pacy but also deeply moving The Times

Author's Biography:
Nicholas Evans was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, The Horse Whisperer. He lives in Devon.

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