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Meeting the English free pdf "Exceptional . . . Clanchy has a wincingly accurate eye for social comedy, a vivid descriptive sense, and profound understanding of her characters. This is a delectable read." --Daily Mail (UK) In response to an advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives at a creaky mansion in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989. His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though Phillip's two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle 'round his large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions. For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer. Kate Clanchy's "Meeting the English" is a bright book about dark subjects--a tale about kindness and its limits, told with love. It is a coming of age story for anyone who has ever felt themselves to be an outsider- a love story for the awkward- and a comedy for anyone who has ever lived in a family. Written by an acclaimed writer of poetry, non-fiction, and short stories, this glorious debut novel is spiked with witty dialogue and jostling with gleeful, zesty characters.

About Kate Clanchy

KATE CLANCHY is a British writer: she was born and grew up in Scotland but now lives in England with her family. She has won Forward and Somerset Maugham Awards for her poetry- the Writer's Guild Best Book Award for her highly acclaimed memoir, Antigona and Me- and the BBC National Short Story Award. She also reviews for the Guardian, and broadcasts, writes, and adapts for BBC Radio. Meeting the English is her first novel, and was shortlisted for the Costa Prize.

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Author : Kate Clanchy
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
Data Published :
ISBN : 146686513X
EAN : 9781466865136
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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