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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  

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A 2012 World Book Night selection.

A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House, of lost causes and lost love.

If you like Kazuo Ishiguro you might also like to read books by Angela Carter, Adam Thorpe and Justin Cartwright.

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

A 2012 World Book Night selection.

This title is winner of the Booker Prize. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside and into his past ...

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An era revealed in a perfect butler's imperfections The New York Times


About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He attended the University of Kent and studied English Literature and Philosophy, and later enrolled in an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of the novels A Pale View of Hills (winner of the Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (winner of the 1986 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, and shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (winner of the 1989 Booker Prize) and When We Were Orphans (shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize and Whitbread Novel of the Year).

Kazuo Ishiguro's books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. The Remains of the Day became an international bestseller, with over a million copies sold in the English language alone, and was adapted into an award-winning film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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Publication date

28th September 2012

Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Publisher

Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman

Format

Hardback
264 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781841593494

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