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    A Cautious Approach (Hardback) By (author) Stanley Middleton

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    DescriptionShortly before his death last year, Stanley Middleton completed this, his last novel, which concludes a unique depiction of middle-class life in 'Middle England', quietly and cumulatively over many volumes and decades. Once again we are in Beechnall, the constant setting of Stanley Middleton's novels, and his sense of place and his feeling for his characters remains as strong as ever. At the heart of "A Cautious Approach" is a tentative love story, which begins when two lonely men meet, out walking on Christmas Day: Andy invites George home, and there he meets the captivating Mirabel, Andy's former fiancee. George has been a teacher, but ill health has deprived him of his career and confidence, and he has retrained as a postman. This chance encounter, and others that follow, have the potential to shift George's life, and soon he is drawn into a set of uncertain relationships in which past experience, present stoicism and future expectation all play a part. As ever, but here for the last time, Stanley Middleton's bold experimentation with flashbacks, and the embedding of one scene or dialogue within another, gives added density to his depiction of ordinary, defiantly unfashionable human lives.


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    Title
    A Cautious Approach
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stanley Middleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091936952
    ISBN 10: 0091936950
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Hutchinson
    Publication date
    07 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stanley Middleton was joint winner of the Booker Prize with his novel Holiday, which has been reissued in Arrow paperback. A Cautious Approach, his forty-fifth novel, was written shortly before his death in 2009.