And here was a world intact, like a dream of his childhood. After years of war, not a sign except the intriguing sight from the train of numerous unfamiliar young women in the fields, land girls brought in presumably from Birmingham or Coventry, silently labouring. In London there were shelters, san…
A World Intact
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The Man Who Lived
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A short film featuring Adam Foulds, one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.