Coming Up for Air

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Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfie ...Continua
Philip Downer
Ha scritto il 20/06/11
Coming Up For Air: George Orwell Victor Gollancz, 1939; this edition: Penguin, 1973 One of my favourite novels, and for me, Orwell’s best. George Bowling tries to escape from modern England, and the upcoming Second World War. He can’t. ...Continua
GraJon
Ha scritto il 19/07/08
This book is described as 'nostalgia' and it really is - and brilliantly done. George Bowling, an insurance salesman, takes a look into his childhood. His descriptions of the customs, the characters, the buildings, the way of life is very moving. Thi...Continua

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