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Sadie Jones - Small Wars

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Following the huge success of her debut novel The Outcast (shortlisted for 2008 Orange Prize) Sadie Jones talks about her latest  and much awaited work Small Wars.
In the video interview Sadie Jones explains that she didn't really want to return to the fifties but that she realised the significant parallels between the Cyprus conflict and those in which the British army is engaged in modern times.


Sadie Jones Interview

Small Wars

Following the huge success of her debut novel The Outcast (shortlisted for 2008 Orange Prize) Sadie Jones talks about her latest  and much awaited work Small Wars.

The two main characters Hal and Clara move to Cyprus at the height of the conflict in the 1950's following a few years in Germany. Soon each are torn between their duty to their country and to each other.

In the video interview Sadie Jones explains that she didn't really want to return to the fifties but that she realised the significant parallels between the Cyprus conflict and those in which the British army is engaged in modern times.

As for the success which her first book brought her, Sadie Jones explains what it is like to live the dream of every debut novelist.

"Reading Small Wars now. I lived in Cyprus as a child during the time period in the book, daughter of a soldier. Just returned from Famagusta revisiting childhood haunts. Book accurate, discuss this period a lot with my Mum, now in her eighties. Wanted to let the author know how evocative the book is for someone who was actually there. Interview fascinating."

Catherine Hartman - West Midlands, UK

 

SMALL WARS was on the  longlist  for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010

Sadie Jones - Small Wars

 

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