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Notwithstanding : stories from an English village

Author: Louis De Bernières
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of stories of a vanished English village where a lady might dress as a man in plus fours and spend her time shooting squirrels with a twelve bore, or keep a vast menagerie in her house. A retired general might give up wearing clothes, a spiritualist might live in a cottage with her sister and the ghost of her husband, and people might think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis De Bernières
ISBN: 9781846553301 184655330X 1846553318 9781846553318
OCLC Number: 421811693
Description: 275 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Archie and the birds --
Obadiah Oak, Mrs. Griffiths and the carol singers --
Archie and the woman --
The girt pike --
The auspicious meeting of the first two members of the famous Notwithstanding Wind Quartet --
[... etc.].
Responsibility: Louis de Bernières.

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Presents stories of a vanished England. This title discusses people who are worth remembering, whose lives are worth celebrating, and who would otherwise have been forgotten.  Read more...

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"Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh. He has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste."--A.S. Read more...

 
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