Over the coming months, we’ll be featuring blog posts from three of our Get Into Reading groups that are reading Anthony Quinn’s The Rescue Man. The novel’s ‘rescue man’ is Liverpudlian Thomas Baines, an architectural historian commissioned to write a book about the city’s buildings in 1939. However, even with the city on the brink of war and the potential for builings to be smashed to smithereens, Baines cannot find the motivation to complete the book.
The Rescue Man has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2009. The winner will be announced on 24th June.