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    Brought to you by Penguin.

    Costa Best Novel Award 2019 Winner.

    It was tempting to think, at times like this, that some bizarre hysteria had gripped the British people.

    Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change.

    There are newlyweds Ian and Sophie, who disagree about the future of the country and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Doug, the political commentator who writes impassioned columns about austerity from his Chelsea townhouse, and his radical teenage daughter who will stop at nothing in her quest for social justice; Benjamin Trotter, who embarks on an apparently doomed new career in middle age, and his father, Colin, whose last wish is to vote in the European referendum. And within all these lives is the story of modern England: a story of nostalgia and delusion, of bewilderment and barely suppressed rage.

    Middle England is read by Rory Kinnear.  

    Following in the footsteps of The Rotters' Club and The Closed Circle, Jonathan Coe's new novel is the novel for our strange new times. 

    ©2018 Jonathan Coe (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

    Commentaires

    "Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times." (The Observer)

    "Probably the best English novelist of his generation." (Nick Hornby)

    "You can't stop reading....I was haunted for days." (The Independent on Number 11)

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    • Werner
    • 02/08/2020

    My book of the year

    As a non-native-speaker I wanted to understand England and the Brexit. The book helped me. I was fascinated by the characters and their stories.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 10/08/2019

    sehr gutes Buch

    Ein fantastisches Buch was jeder lesen (noch besser hören) sollte. Es beschreibt die Situation in England so genau warum es zum Brexit kam, und hilft auch zu verstehen wie gespalten die Bevölkerung ist.

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    • Billy
    • 12/01/2019

    Only Four Stars For Narrator Performance

    The beloved cast of books 1 and 2 sounded quite depressed. I’d welcome a new audiobook production performed by former narrator Colin Buchanan.

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    • Angelika
    • 04/12/2020

    Ein Genuss

    Sowohl Sprecher als auch Handlung haben mir sehr gut gefallen. Das Hörbuch war fesselnd, ich fühlte mich als Zaungast, der ganz unterschiedliche Teile der englischen Gesellschaft kennenlernen konnte.

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    • Wolfgang Kramer
    • 30/10/2020

    Waste of time!

    What a superfluous audiobook! Most of the characters are either presented mumbling along (barely audible) or they just screech, the whole thing seems like a poor parody of "Little Britain". For some listeners this might seem appealing-- I did not like it! The story itself is the last part of a trilogy, so I wanted to hear it. But it just follows the unavoidable landmarks of the last ten years of Britain's history. A waste of time!