Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/05/2010
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Miss Marple always maintained that her phenomenal capacity for solving complex crimes was down to the fact that she lived in a village; being in close prox... READ MORE
Erin Britton


Welcome to the village of Notwithstanding, where a lady dresses in plus fours and shoots squirrels, a retired general gives up wearing clothes altogether, a spiritualist lives in a cottage with the ghost of her husband, and people think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting shed. Based on de Bernières' recollections of the village he grew up in, Notwithstanding is a funny and moving depiction of a charming vanished England.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099542025
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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This is a novel made up of 20 interlinking short stories. The author meanders through a collection of delightfully eccentric characters, telling each of t... READ MORE