Grains of Sand
Melvyn Bragg's Cumbrian Novels
This book is the first extended critical study of Melvyn Bragg’s importance as a regional novelist.
It discusses his novels as part of a literary tradition stretching from the Romantic poets to D.H. Lawrence and Arnold Bennett, and on to the post-war work of Alan Sillitoe and Raymond Williams. At the same time, John Shapcott demonstrates Bragg reaching out to embrace other cultural forms, including cinema, and the contemporary American novel.
Churnet Valley Books
H:236mm x W:156mm