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Publisher Comments:

Booker Prize Finalist

"Wickedly funny." --The New York Times

Imagine an England where all the pubs are quaint,  where the Windsors behave themselves (mostly), where the cliffs of Dover are actually white, and where Robin Hood and his merry men really are merry.  This is precisely what visionary tycoon, Sir Jack Pitman, seeks to accomplish on the Isle of Wight, a "destination" where tourists can find replicas of Big Ben (half size), Princess Di's grave, and even Harrod's (conveniently located inside the tower of London).

Martha Cochrane, hired as one of  Sir Jack's resident "no-people," ably assists him in realizing his dream.  But when this land of make-believe gradually gets horribly and hilariously out of hand, Martha develops her own vision of the perfect England.  Julian Barnes delights us with a novel that is at once a philosophical inquiry, a burst of mischief, and a moving elegy about authenticity and nationality.

Synopsis:

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this "commanding and imaginative achievement" ("Sunday Times, " London) tells the story of Sir Jack Pitman, who seeks to realize a "destination" where replicas of all of England's national treasures--from Stonehenge to Princess Diana's grave--can be conveniently gathered together for tourism purposes.

About the Author

Julian Barnes lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375705502
Author:
Barnes, Julian
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Julian Barnes
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Amusement parks
Subject:
National characteristics, english
Subject:
Heritage tourism.
Subject:
Isle of Wight
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
106-538
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.61 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this "commanding and imaginative achievement" ("Sunday Times, " London) tells the story of Sir Jack Pitman, who seeks to realize a "destination" where replicas of all of England's national treasures--from Stonehenge to Princess Diana's grave--can be conveniently gathered together for tourism purposes.
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