'Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face ...
The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death ...
'A brilliant piece of satire' (Observer) from Booker prize-winning author Julian Barnes
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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.
Runs at glorious full tilt...delightful stuff
A brilliant, Swiftian fantasy
There is no more intelligent writer on the literary scene. In this novel, he is also moving. He has written nothing more poignant and enticing
John Carey, Sunday Times
Not only a very funny satire about England and the world... He has also skilfully dissected the discomforting ways in which we have all grown to accept, and even depend on, illusion
Wall Street Journal
Few writers think and talk so beguiling
Zoë Heller, Independent on Sunday
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Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon ...