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England, England

ISBN 
9780099526544
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R240.00
Published 
August 2012
About the book: 
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction As every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Isle of Wight. Grotesque, visionary tycoon Sir Jack Pitman takes the saying literally and does exactly that. He constructs on the island 'The Project', a vast heritage centre containing everything 'English', from Big Ben to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the white cliffs of Dover. The project is monstrous, risky, and vastly successful. In fact, it gradually begins to rival 'Old' England and even threatens to supersede it... One of Barnes's finest and funniest novels, England, England calls into question the idea of replicas, truth vs fiction, reality vs art, nationhood, myth-making, and self-exploration.
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About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending,  which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and The Noise of Time.  He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of  and the Sunday Times  number one bestseller Levels of Life.  In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.