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Julian Barnes


ISBN: 9780099540151
ANNOTATION:
From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes an enthralling set of short stories. No one has a better perspective on life on both sides of the channel than Julian Barnes.
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ISBN: 9780099540151
ANNOTATION:
From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes an enthralling set of short stories. No one has a better perspective on life on both sides of the channel than Julian Barnes.

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From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes an enthralling set of short stories.

No one has a better perspective on life on both sides of the channel than Julian Barnes.

Publisher Description

No one has a better perspective on life on both sides of the channel than Julian Barnes. In these exquisitely crafted stories spanning several centuries, he takes as his universal theme the British in France; from the last days of a reclusive English composer, the beef consuming 'navvies' labouring on the Paris-Rouen railway to a lonely woman mourning the death of her brother on the battlefields of the Somme.Clever, wise, reflective and imaginative, these stories are permeated with understanding of what it has meant for generations from these islands to cross the Channel.

Author Biography

Julian Barnes is the author of twelve novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; four collections of essays; and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times Number One bestseller Levels of Life. He lives in London.

Review

A glittering collection of stories... His marvellously supple and exact prose is matched with subjects that powerfully stir his creativity... It's impossible to imagine a fictional panorama of Britain's long relationship with France realized with more cordial understanding Sunday Times His writing demonstrates the billowing lightness of imagination... reading these stories, you perceive and love France afresh... Cross Channel is characterised by the intelligence, irony and wit you associate with his writing, but it is also suffused with feeling, deeply seasoned with affection Independent Wonderfully ironic, perceptive and at times tender... Barnes has created something unique in his work, a particular way of looking at life, at words, at relationships, which is the mark of every true stylist Financial Times Intelligent and perceptive, but so beautifully written it's easy to understand... He captures the complex relationship between the French and the English. -- Jancis Robinson Waitrose Weekend Always intelligent and perceptive, but so beautifully written that it's easy to understand. -- Jancis Robinson Week

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'The book is a delight... Undoubtedly Barnes's best book since Flaubert's Parrot' Allan Massie, Scotsman

Product Details

Author
Julian Barnes
Publisher
Random House UK
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0099540150
ISBN-13
9780099540151
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-12-01
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
224
Language
English
Short Title
CROSS CHANNEL
Residence
London, ENK