Middle England

by | Publisher: Viking
Average vote of 470
| 5 total contributions of which 4 reviews , 1 quote , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of ...Continua

Bel libro preso come punto di partenza per capire la Brexit dal punto di vista degli inglesi.

It is the history of how a “Great Britain” can shrink to a “Middle England”, and, by extension, of how a United Europe can become the powder keg it has already been in a not so distant past. One of the things that stroke me more in the book, is the p...Continua
Wrote 4/8/19
Long awaited, necessary, brilliant piece of literature
Since I moved to the UK in May 2008, not many books have been getting to me like this one has. Like, getting to my guts. Making me realise things, especially about the country I chose to call my home. Making me not want to put it down ever. It is so...Continua
Wrote 12/24/18
Insightful and delightful

@jonathanCoe Jonathan Coe is back in full swing: the social critique, the politics, the humour, the empathy one can't help feeling for his characters... all delivered in the most clever and enjoyable writing. Don't miss it.

Wrote Feb 10, 2019, 15:37
tutto è cambiato in Gran Bretagna nel maggio del 1979. Ci siamo ancora dentro a quarant’anni di distanza. Vedi, noi siamo figli degli anni settanta. Eravamo bambini allora, ma siamo cresciuti in quel mondo. Stato sociale, sanità pubblica, tutto quell...Continua

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