Middle England (Hardback)Jonathan Coe (author)
- Not available
Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain.
There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Sophie's grandfather whose final act is to send a postal vote for the European referendum; Doug, the political commentator, whose young daughter despairs of his lack of political nous and Doug's Remaining Tory politician partner who is savaged by the crazed trolls of Twitter.
And within all these lives is the story of England itself: a story of nostalgia and irony; of friendship and rage, humour and intense bewilderment.
As acutely alert to the absurdity of the political classes as he is compassionate about those who have been left behind, this is a novel Jonathan Coe was born to write.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm
'An arresting fictionalised howl of aggrieved Remainder -dom.' - The Financial Times
'Probably the best English novelist of his generation.' - Nick Hornby
'No modern novelist is better at charting the precariousness of middle-class life.' - The Observer
Praise for Number 11:
'An angry and exuberant book.' - The Sunday Times
'Jonathan Coe has established himself as one of the most entertaining chroniclers of our times.' - Tatler
'You can't stop reading....I was haunted for days.' - Independent
You may also be interested in...
“Satirical novel of our times...”
Jonathan Coe reunites his favourite characters from his earlier novels “ The Rotters’s Club “ and “ The Closed Circle “ in this highly satirical story of how we ended up with Brexit.
Set between the general election... More
“A Brexit Novel.”
Working for Waterstones meant that I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this book well before the publication date.
Jonathan Cole is angry about how Britain has changed, overall since 1979 but specifically... More
“The long and winding road to Brexit”
In this highly entertaining satire set in the Midlands and London, Jonathan Coe unfolds the political and cultural tapestry of the past eight years: the Cameron/Clegg government, the London riots, the Olympic opening... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Alternatively, for multiple items you may find it easier to add to basket, then pay online and collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.