The Brave

Author(s): Nicholas Evans

Adult Fiction

The motto of the boarding school to which Tommy Bedford is dispatched is Fortune Favours the Brave. It's 1959 and the school bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. Tommy, a quirky loner, obsessed with cowboys and Indians, needs all the bravery he can summon. Salvation comes when his glamorous actress sister is swept off to Hollywood by one of his heroes, TV cowboy Ray Montane. But with the Cold War looming, the sinister side of Tinseltown seeps through and Tommy and Diane soon find themselves in jeopardy. Forty years on, Tommy has to confront his boyhood ghosts when his own son finds himself charged with murder.


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'Through his storytelling skills, sound plot construction and ease with descriptive landscapes, Evans keeps a firm grip on interest until the end. Fans will not be disappointed' Irish Independent

'A novel that packs a real emotional punch' She

'Another triumph from the author of The Horse Whisperer' Sun

'A harrowing emotional thriller, tense and pacy but also deeply moving' The Times

'This powerful, compelling read is engaging from the first page to the last' Best

'Evans keeps a good yarn on a tight lead' Mail on Sunday

'Wonderfully, tautly and resonantly written' Daily Mail

'The novel is a delightful mixture of heightened contrasts and juxtaposed similarities: the old and new, the father and his son, love and hate, the lines blurring to such an extent that one could be mistaken for the other...A thoroughly gripping page-turner' Daily Express

'His prose is always vivid and often exciting and much detail is clearly well researched' Financial Times

'The sort of emotionally cathartic read that Evans does best: a search for identity through the quagmire of family secrets and a redemptive ending - tissues at the ready' Glamour

'A moving story of a man confronting his past' Woman & Home

Nicholas Evans was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, The Horse Whisperer. He lives in Devon.

General Fields

  • : 9780751539202
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Sphere
  • : 0.386
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nicholas Evans
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 496