The Undertow

The Undertow

By Jo Baker; Anna Bentinck (Narrated by)

Audiogo, Compact Disc, 9781609987954

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

This is the story of the Hasting family their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the first World War and the present. The novel opens in 1914 as William, a young factory worker, spends one last evening at home before his departure for the navy His son Billy, grows into a champion cyclist and will ride into the D-Day landings on a military bicycle His son in turn, Will, struggles with a debilitating handicap to become an Oxford professor in the 1960s And finally, young Billie Hastings makes a life for herself as an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names echo down through the family, so too does the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried.

About the Author
Jo Baker was educated at Oxford and now lives in Belfast where she runs the Belfast Literary Festival. This is her first novel.

Anna Bentinck is a British actress who trained at Arts Educational Schools and has worked extensively for BBC Radio. She has provided voices for many audiobooks and such animated series as "64 Zoo Lane". Her film credits include "Alice in Wonderland" and "To the Devil a Daughter".