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Description for Report Paperback. An evocative and moving debut novel - based on the true story of the worst UK civilian disaster of the Second World War, when 173 people were crushed to death at Bethnal Green tube station during the Blitz. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FJMS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 135 x 16. Weight in Grams: 186.
"A poignant tale about guilt, blame and love in a time of tragedy" Stylist It is an early spring evening in 1943 when the air-raid sirens wail out over the East End of London. From every corner of Bethnal Green, people emerge from pubs, cinemas and houses and set off for the shelter of the tube station. But at the entrance steps, something goes badly wrong, the crowd panics, and 173 people are crushed to death. When an enquiry is called for, it falls to the local magistrate, Laurence Dunne, to find out what happened during those few, ... Read more

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Portobello Books Ltd
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About Jessica Francis Kane
JESSICA FRANCIS KANE is author of an acclaimed story collection, Bending Heaven (Chatto, 2002). Her work has appeared in a number of US publications, including McSweeney's, The Missouri Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. www.jessicafranciskane.com

Reviews for Report
A smart and troubling novel of ideas, which explores the power of crowds, collective guilt and the compromises required to balance a need for full disclosure with the desire to be kind.
Adrian Turpin
Financial Times
A terrific human story.
Mail on Sunday
A poignant tale about guilt, blame and love in a time of ... Read more

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