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Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

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There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars into the blue, where rivers and stories weave into one another, where lives intertwine. One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. At that moment, five lives collide - a flower seller, a schoolboy, an army wife, a security guard, a widower - all facing their own personal disasters. As one of those lives hangs in the balance, the stories of all five unwind, drawn together by connection and coincidence into a web of love, grief, disenchantment and hope that perfectly represents the joys and tragedies of small-town life.

©2016 Barney Norris (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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Barney Norris

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Exclusive interview with Barney Norris, author of Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain.

©2016 Barney Norris (P)2016 Audible Studios

Length: 20 mins
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The Vanishing Hours

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Brought to you by Penguin. This was how I heard the most important story of my life, the thing that decided me, the story that determined who I was in the end.  At a hotel bar in a quiet English town, two strangers meet by chance and share their stories. Hers is of an inconspicuous life, shaken by heartbreak and scattered with unfulfilled dreams. His is a dizzying tale of an unending quest for someone he lost in his youth. From the blustery cliffs of Dover to the confines of a dark prison cell; from the courtroom witness box to the West End stage, we join him as he slips through time. Extraordinary though his story is, what she has to reveal is even more surprising and will take them to a place neither of them - or you - expected.  From the best-selling author of Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain comes this captivating novel about love, abandonment and the power of stories to help us find meaning in a confusing world - a world that can sometimes threaten to overwhelm us, but one that is rich with possibility and always full of wonder.

©2019 Barney Norris (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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