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The Young Accomplice by Benjamin Wood review – a tender tale of learning from mistakes

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Wood’s unnerving fourth novel follows young siblings from borstal to living on a farm in 50s England “Was this how it was going to be for ever?” wonders Joyce Savigear, facing another afternoon of drudgery at EH Lacey’s department store in postwar Maidstone, Kent. Joyce is 16 and at a crossroads. Before her is mysterious Mal Duggan, looking invitingly up from the driving seat of a Daimler; behind her...

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