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England and Other Stories

England and Other Stories

Author: Graham Swift
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A collection of new stories from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Ordersand Waterland; 'a powerful statement about English ways of life and death' Independent on Sunday Meet Dr Shah, who has never been to India, and Mrs Kaminski, on her way to Poland via AE. Meet Holly and Polly, who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding; Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Daisy Baker, terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor. Binding these stories together is Graham Swift's affectionate but unflinching instinct for the story of us all: an evocation of that mysterious body that is a nation, deepened by the palpable sense of our individual bodies finding or losing their way in the nationless territory of birth, ageing, sex and death.
Author description
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of nine acclaimed novels, a collection of short stories and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and with Last Orders the Booker Prize. Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781471137419
  • : Simon Schuster Ltd
  • : Scribner UK
  • : June 2015
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Graham Swift
  • : 823.92
  • : Paperback