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Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village (Paperback)
  • Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village (Paperback)

Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 06/05/2010
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099542025

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