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

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Paperback 384 Pages / 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
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A funny, astute and moving depiction of a charming vanished England" -- Corrine Buxton * BBC Countryfile *
"A delightful collection...exquisitely told" -- Clare Colvin * Daily Mail *
"Comic, benignly forgiving and shot through with threads of nostalgic regret" * Independent *
"A timely examination of the charming and, at time, heart-wrenchingly sad aspects of English village life...testament to the rude health of the author's own imagination" -- Adam O'Riordan * Financial Times *
"The creator of Captain Corelli is fond of an exotic setting and he has found one in his own backyard... The stories are sketches of lives that settle into the atmosphere of a place and make it unique" -- Kate Saunders * The Times *

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“Notwithstanding”

Louis de Berniere conjures up wonderfully idiosyncratic characters and weaves them into the countryside of yesteryear. I found it an altogether delightful and refreshing narrative that left me chuckling at the turn of... More

Hardback edition
21st September 2009
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“Notwithstanding”

Miss Marple always maintained that her phenomenal capacity for solving complex crimes was down to the fact that she lived in a village; being in close proximity to a fairly small group of people in an insular... More

Paperback edition
20th February 2013
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“Charming”

This is a novel made up of 20 interlinking short stories.

The author meanders through a collection of delightfully eccentric characters, telling each of their stories with warmth and attention to detail.

My personal... More

Paperback edition
2nd November 2010
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