Bournville: From the bestselling author of Middle England

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Bournville: From the bestselling author of Middle England

Bournville: From the bestselling author of Middle England

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They make absolutely no difference to the plot and seem to be nothing but background noise (in most cases). Jonathan Coe, με τίτλο Bournville, είναι έργο της συγγραφικής του ωριμότητας, στο οποίο κινείται με χαρακτηριστική άνεση στο χρόνο, από το ξέσπασμα της πανδημίας στο τέλος του Β Παγκοσμίου πολέμου∙ στο τόπο, από το Mπέρμινχαμ στο Βερολίνο, την Ουαλία και τις Βρυξέλλες∙ και σε διαφορετικούς αφηγηματικούς τρόπους.

It does try your patience, though, to be treated like that as a reader: everything being spelled out for you, it makes you feel stupid at times.From the bestselling, award-winning author of Middle England comes a profoundly moving, brutally funny and brilliantly true portrait of Britain told through four generations of one family.

Una fabbrica di cioccolato, un piccolo borgo alle porte di Birmingham e quasi un secolo di storia inglese, questi sono gli ingredienti che fanno di questo romanzo una chicca imperdibile! If Cadbury's chocolate was ever truly to compete on this field, it would have to be branded in such a way that it trailed in its wake an overtone of European refine-ment, Continental sophistication.For me a closer comparison would be to Francis Spufford’s Booker longlisted/RSL Encore Prize winning “Light Perpetual” although without the oddly redundant meta-fictional conceit, the welcome exploration of faith and the almost transcendent ending (although see below). Tied in, as you would expect, with the world of chocolate manufacturing it paints a picture of the social changes in Britain from the post-war era to the present day. In fact, a good bit of what takes place in the pandemic chapters are not the experiences of the fictional Lamb family, but of the Coe family. The author has said in an interview that he his “heart sank” when he initially heard of Ian McEwen’s “Lessons” published just ahead of his own and covering a similar timespan and the interaction between national and personal events – before reading it and realising how different the two books are in style and approach.

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