Bournville

Bournville

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From the bestselling author of Middle England comes a novel that tells the story of post-war Britain through four generations of one familyIn the Birmingham suburb of Bournville, site of a famous chocolate factory, a family celebrates VE Day in 1945. As the country struggles to understand the war it has just endured, six more national celebrations follow: coronations and football matches, fairy-tale weddings and royal funerals. As we travel through seventy-five years of social change, from wartime nostalgia to James Bond and coronavirus, one pressing question starts to emerge: have these milestone celebrations brought the family – and their country – closer together, or left them more adrift and divided than ever before?From one of Britain’s best-loved novelists comes a story for our times, a story that is by turns unsettling and profoundly moving, brutally funny and brilliantly true.

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From the bestselling author of Middle England comes a novel that tells the story of post-war Britain through four generations of one family

In the Birmingham suburb of Bournville, site of a famous chocolate factory, a family celebrates VE Day in 1945. As the country struggles to understand the war it has just endured, six more national celebrations follow: coronations and football matches, fairy-tale weddings and royal funerals. As we travel through seventy-five years of social change, from wartime nostalgia to James Bond and coronavirus, one pressing question starts to emerge: have these milestone celebrations brought the family - and their country - closer together, or left them more adrift and divided than ever before?

From one of Britain's best-loved novelists comes a story for our times, a story that is by turns unsettling and profoundly moving, brutally funny and brilliantly true.

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Weight0.75 kg
Dimensions24 × 15.6 × 4 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

432

Language

English

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General – Trade / Code: K