A Season in Sinji

A Season in Sinji

"A Season in Sinji" is the second novel by J.L. Carr, published in 1967. The novel is set mostly at fictional R.A.F. Sinji in west Africa during the Second World War and features a bizarre cricket match.

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name = A Season in Sinji
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image_caption = Dust jacket of first edition - 1967
author = J.L. Carr
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Fiction
publisher = Alan Ross
release_date = 1967
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media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 192
isbn = None
preceded_by = A Day in Summer
followed_by = The Harpole Report

Like all of Carr's novels it contains a strong element of personal experience: Carr spent time as an intelligence officer in the air force during the war stationed at R.A.F. Bathurst (now called Banjul) in the Gambia in west Africa, [ Rogers, B. (2003). "The last Englishman. The life of J.L. Carr". London: Aurum Press. ISBN 1854108387] and he was a keen cricketer. [Carr. J.L. (1990). The First Saturday in May. In: "Fine Glances. A Connoiseur's Cricket Anthology" ed. Tom Graveney & Mike Seabrook. London: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0671710257] The publishers paid an advance of £125 for the novel. Carr, J.L. (1983). A double life in literature. "The Author" Vol 44, No 4, pages 102 - 104. ] The novel is now published by The Quince Tree Press, which was established by Carr in 1966 to publish his illustrated maps and small books. Carr, J.L. (1987). "An inventory and a history of the Quince Tree Press to mark its 21st year and the sale of its 500,000th small book. August 1987." Kettering: The Quince Tree Press. ]

Publication history

* 1967 Alan Ross Limited
* 1976 Quartet Books ISBN 0704310988
* 1985 Penguin Books ISBN 0140069194
* 2003 Quince Tree Press ISBN 1904016081


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