England and Other Stories, Paperback

England and Other Stories Paperback

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A collection of new stories from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Ordersand Waterland; 'a powerful statement about English ways of life and death' Independent on Sunday Meet Dr Shah, who has never been to India, and Mrs Kaminski, on her way to Poland via A&E.

Meet Holly and Polly, who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding; Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Daisy Baker, terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor.

Binding these stories together is Graham Swift's 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, ageing, sex and death.

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