• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
England and Other Stories (Hardback)
  • England and Other Stories (Hardback)
zoom

England and Other Stories (Hardback)

(author)
9 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£16.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

These twenty-five new stories mark Graham Swift's return to the short form after seven acclaimed novels and confirm him as a master storyteller. They unite into a richly peopled vision of a country that is both a crucible of history and a maze of contemporary confusions.

Meet Dr Shah who has never been to India and Mrs Kaminski, on her way to Poland via A meet Holly and Polly who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding and Lily Hobbs, married to a shirt; Charlie and Don who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Mr Wilkinson the weirdo next door; Daisy Baker who is terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor.

Graham Swift steers us effortlessly from the Civil War to the present day, from world-shaking events to the secret dramas lived out in rooms, workplaces, homes. With his remarkable sense of place, he charts an intimate human geography. In doing so he moves us profoundly, but with a constant eye for comedy.

Binding these stories together is Swift's grasp of the universal in the local and his 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, growing up, sex, ageing and death.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471137396
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Power
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Then She Was Gone
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Force of Nature
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Swing Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Seagull
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Midwinter Break
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Defectors
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Stop Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Faking Friends
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Zanzibar Wife
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Exit West
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Dry
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Gentleman in Moscow
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Lullaby
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Added to basket
Still Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“nosy”

It's a bit like listening to separate conversations whilst taking a long train journey from Plymouth to Newcastle.
Some are better than others, but its a decent read.

Hardback edition
22nd July 2014
Helpful? Upvote 41

“Deceptively Simple and Easy to Read”

A fine collection of short stories. They're all easy to read, which means the writer's put in a lot of work to make it that way, and he's done a really good job at it. Some of the tales linger, but most... More

Hardback edition
1st June 2014
Helpful? Upvote 32

“very tedious”

I was sent the paperback to review but cannot find this version on the site so am leaving my comments here in the hardback section. I seem to have read a different book to the other previous reviewers as they seemed... More

Hardback edition
15th July 2014
Helpful? Upvote 28

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.