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Border Crossing

» Gavin Watson

ISBN 978-1-86478-071-0

The smartstudy® English guide to Border Crossing is an in-depth aid to understanding Pat Barker’s powerful thriller. The novel concerns the lives of child psychologist, Dr Tom Seymour and Danny Miller, who was convicted for murder twelve years earlier. Tom’s evidence was instrumental in Danny’s conviction. On release, Danny seeks Tom out and this is where Barker begins the narrative. The novel deals with tense and challenging issues and is a compelling read.

Key Features:

  • notes about the author/director/poet/playwright
  • an overview of the historical and cultural context
  • chapter/scene/story summaries
  • character profiles
  • analysis of themes and genres
  • critical perspectives of the text
  • key quotations
  • focus questions in each section
  • marginal notes explaining key passages, ideas, terms and characters
  • a guide to planning and writing an essay
  • tips on how to use examination time efficiently
  • a sample essay with annotations
  • further exam-style essay questions
  • a bibliography and further reading section



$17.95

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