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ISBN13: 9780940322479
ISBN10: 0940322471
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Tim Gilllespie, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Tim Gilllespie)
Almost nothing seems to happen in this 1980 British novel about a World War I vet who comes to a rural English village to restore a medieval mural on the wall of the parish church. But slowly the protagonist and the reader are caught up in the slow uncovering of the ancient painting and the quiet, healing rhythms of the place.
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Rachel Coen, August 27, 2009 (view all comments by Rachel Coen)
Quite possibly the most perfect novel I have ever read. I'm almost without the words to explain it -- it's the story of a man recovering from WWI as he spends a slow, meditative month in the English countryside restoring a medieval fresco in a church, but the writing is so elegant and light that the subject almost doesn't matter... except that in the end it does, as it offers a glimpse of how art can help make someone whole again. As the narrator says, at the end, viewing the masterpiece he has uncovered -- "And, at such a time, for a few of us there will always be a tugging at the heart -- knowing a precious moment gone and we not there." This book creates just such a precious moment. Read it.
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ISBN:
9780940322479
Introduction:
Holroyd, Michael
Author:
Holroyd, Michael
Introduction by:
Holroyd, Michael
Introduction:
Holroyd, Michael
Author:
Various
Author:
Holroyd, Michael
Author:
Carr, J. L.
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Mural painting and decoration, Medieval
Subject:
North Riding of Yorkshire
Subject:
Art restorers
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General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;england;novel;wwi;british;art;20th century;british literature;village life;yorkshire;english literature;britain;countryside;war;literature;english;art restoration;english fiction;veterans;love;rural;1980s;20th century fiction;english countryside;h
Subject:
fiction;england;novel;wwi;british;20th century;art;british literature;village life;yorkshire;english literature;literature;art restoration;britain;countryside;war;english;love;english fiction;veterans;rural;20th century literature;english countryside;lite
Subject:
fiction;england;novel;wwi;british;20th century;art;british literature;village life;yorkshire;english literature;literature;art restoration;britain;countryside;war;english;love;english fiction;veterans;rural;20th century literature;english countryside;lite
Subject:
fiction;england;novel;wwi;british;20th century;art;yorkshire;village life;british literature;literature;english literature;art restoration;english;war;britain;countryside;love;rural;veterans;1980s;english fiction;20th century literature;english countrysid
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New York Review Books Classics
Series Volume:
034
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.03x5.01x.44 in. .37 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Oh my God — this is just amazingly beautiful: so perfect, so exquisite!  A wounded war vet accepts a commission to restore a long-forgotten mural on a church wall in a tiny English village. The nuance and small moments that make up this gorgeous little novella are breathtaking, and the quiet, spare story will completely invade you. Brilliant!

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