Middle England

Middle England

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/07/2019
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Middle England
Hillarious
A very funny fictional look at the last nine years in Britain. It very cleverly reminds you of events that at the time seemed huge, but you have forgotten ... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool

Synopsis

Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2019

Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain.

There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Sophie's grandfather whose final act is to send a postal vote for the European referendum; Doug, the political commentator, whose young daughter despairs of his lack of political nous and Doug's Remaining Tory politician partner who is savaged by the crazed trolls of Twitter.

And within all these lives is the story of England itself: a story of nostalgia and irony; of friendship and rage, humour and intense bewilderment.

As acutely alert to the absurdity of the political classes as he is compassionate about those who have been left behind, this is a novel Jonathan Coe was born to write.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241983683
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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Middle England
When satire is the best response
I was recommended this in my local Waterstones (in Middle England) and am delighted they did. Coe deploys satire expertly to ask the question: how did we g... READ MORE
Evan Jones
Middle England
Not even middle of the road!
This extremely well written and well researched book chronicles the political landscape from downfall of Brown to where we are now, through the lives of li... READ MORE
Iain Walker
Middle England
BREXIT with The Rotters' Club
Middle England is the third in Jonathan Coe's Rotters' Club series- The Rotters' Club, The Closed Circle and now Middle England. Having started during the ... READ MORE
Mary Price
Middle England
Interesting enjoyable read
I read this courtesy of NetGalley. This was an interesting enjoyable read, revisiting old characters from The Rotters Club centred on Brexit, the rise and... READ MORE
Grey Lady
Middle England
Enjoyable
I was really looking forward to reading this book as I love The Rotters club and enjoyed it’s sequel. However I was left feeling a little disappointed in i... READ MORE
Helen Baker
Middle England
Wonderful view of modern England
Jonathan Coe is always a pleasure with his well written books. Funny and thought provoking approach.
sonia Dowse