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A story charting the events of the twentieth century through the eyes of the Fielding family, whose fortunes are altered irrevocably... The Brian Aldiss collection includes over 50 books and spans the author's entire career, from his debut in 1955 to his more recent work. On the glorious sands of the North Norfolk coast, Steve, the youngest member of the Fielding family, plays alone. But are these halcyon days? War is looming, and things will never be the same again. This book, described by Brian as his magnum opus, charts the fortunes of the Fielding family throughout the twentieth century.
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  1. Dedication
  2. Epigraph
  3. Introduction
  4. PART ONE
  5. 1 Barefoot
  6. 2 An Adult Breath
  7. 3 Almost Drowned
  8. 4 An Absolute Slave
  9. 5 Bloody Cripples!
  10. 6 Earth Sciences
  11. 7 The New Widow
  12. 8 Kendal, of All Places
  13. 9 A Good Old Row
  14. 10 A Slight Change of Plan
  15. 11 Carnage on the Road
  16. 12 War or No War
  17. 13 Were Okay Here
  18. 14 Over the Boundary
  19. 15 Le Forgel
  20. 16 A Lesson in Aristotle
  21. 17 The Wehrmacht Pays a Visit
  22. PART TWO
  23. 1 What a Wild Man
  24. 2 Hoarded Biscuits
  25. 3 Christmas at Gracefield
  26. 4 Please Not to Shoot Us
  27. 5 Endless Carnage
  28. 6 Kiss Whom You Like
  29. 7 Leaving Home
  30. 8 Old Children
  31. 9 Ex-Army Furniture
  32. 10 A Man About Town
  33. 11 A Break in Torremolinos
  34. 12 The Disastrous Party
  35. 13 On the Grand Canal
  36. 14 Elizabeth Sips Her Wine
  37. 15 I Must Love Abby
  38. 16 A Modernizing Government
  39. 17 In the Alley
  40. 18 Blood on the Ice
  41. PART THREE
  42. 1 A New Line of Thought
  43. 2 Guernica
  44. 3 One of the Poor
  45. 4 We Dont Want No Trouble
  46. 5 Some Family Conversation
  47. 6 Over Jurassic Sand
  48. 7 Another Invitation
  49. 8 Supper at Sandy Bassett
  50. 9 Tolstoy Unread
  51. 10 Violet in Her Bath
  52. 11 Flight to Austin, Texas
  53. 12 The Future of the World
  54. 13 An Arrival from Venice
  55. 14 The Known Unknowns
  56. 15 The Sacrifice
  57. 16 A Fuller Understanding
  58. Notes
  59. About the Author


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