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Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village by Louis de Bernieres
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 June 2010.

A collection of short stories based on the authors recollections of the village he grew up in. Charming and witty.

If you like Louis de Bernieres you might also like to read books by Sebastian Faulks, Ian McEwan and Andrew Rosenheim.

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Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village by Louis de Bernieres

Welcome to the village of Notwithstanding where a lady dresses in plus fours and shoots squirrels, a retired general gives up wearing clothes altogether, a spiritualist lives in a cottage with the ghost of her husband, and people think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting shed. Based on de Bernieres' recollections of the village he grew up in, Notwithstanding is a funny and moving depiction of a charming vanished England.


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A funny, astute and moving depiction of a charming vanished England -- Corrine Buxton * BBC Countryfile * A delightful collection...exquisitely told -- Clare Colvin * Daily Mail * Comic, benignly forgiving and shot through with threads of nostalgic regret * Independent * A timely examination of the charming and, at time, heart-wrenchingly sad aspects of English village life...testament to the rude health of the author's own imagination -- Adam O'Riordan * Financial Times * The creator of Captain Corelli is fond of an exotic setting and he has found one in his own backyard... The stories are sketches of lives that settle into the atmosphere of a place and make it unique -- Kate Saunders * The Times *


About the Author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisan’s Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and two collections of poetry, Imagining Alexandria and Of Love and Desire. He wrote Red Dog in 2001 and was inspired by the upcoming film about his canine hero to write this prequel.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th May 2010

Author

Louis de Bernieres

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Author's Website

www.louisdebernieres.co.uk

Publisher

Vintage an imprint of CCV

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099542025

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