The Singapore Grip - W&N Essentials (Paperback)
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Paperback 704 Pages / Published: 01/10/1996
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A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author.

Soon to be adapted for an ITV television series by the Oscar-winning playwright behind Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons, Christopher Hampton.

Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in the Second World War: the Blackett family's prosperous world of tennis parties, cocktails and deferential servants seems unchanging. But it is poised on the edge of the abyss: This is the eve of the Fall of Singapore and, as we know, of much else besides.

Not only the Blacketts, their friends and enemies, but many individuals are caught up in the events. Singapore at this historical watershed has never been so faithfully and passionately recreated.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781857994926
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 194 x 133 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the most outstanding novelists of his generation * Spectator *
Brilliant, richly absurd, melancholy * Observer *
Enjoyable on many different levels * Sunday Times *
A narrative of exceptional imagination and scope * Newsweek *
A fine piece of work, informative, funny tragic. One of those novels that present a whole world for the reader to inhabit * Margaret Drabble *
No writer has swallowed all of Singapore with the verve and wit of the late J.G. Farrell * Time *
His brilliant of style places him beside such masters of the modern novel as Patrick White and Saul Bellow * Olivia Manning *

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Michael Rothwell

“Empire trilogy ends with wonderful finale.”

In this third and final part of the trilogy around Empire it is worth noting that the UK is rapidly losing its power basis in Malay and Singapore, well told through this finely written narrative of many wonderful... More

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