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England, England - Julian Barnes

Jonathan Cape, 1998, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly rubbed. Leans a little. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Wight. In Julian Barnes’s new novel, the grotesque, visionary tycoon Sir Jack Pitman takes the saying literally and does exactly that. Starting from the premise that most tourists are interested only in the top attractions and are as satisfied with a replica as with the real thing, he constructs on the island ‘The Project’, a vast heritage centre containing everything ‘English’, from Buck House to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the White Cliffs of Dover. The project is monstrous, risky, and vastly successful. Indeed it gradually begins to rival ‘Old’ England and threatens to supersede it.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 266
ISBN: 0224052756

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