Cross Channel

Cross Channel

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No one has a better perspective to see things from both sides of the Channel than Julian Barnes. He is not only one of the premier writers in Britain but his prize-winning work has long been admired and recognised in France. In these exquisitely crafted and turned stories spanning several centuries, Julian Barnes takes as his universal theme the British in France, our fascination with the country, our various and mixed reasons for being there and our sometimes ambiguous reception.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0330349112
  • 9780330349116
  • 1,759,672

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"Barnes is a witty, playful and ironic writer at the top of his form...Cross Channel is in the best sense an artful book.""--San Francisco Chronicle "Fluently written, finely observed...delicately patterned.""--New York Times "From the Trade Paperback edition.
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About Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes has published nine novels, Metroland, Before She Met Me, Flaubert's Parrot, Staring at the Sun, A History of the World in 10 and Half Chapters, Talking It Over, The Porcupine, England, England and Love, etc; one other book of short stories, The Lemon Table; and also two collections of essays, Letters from London and Something to Declare. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In France he is the only writer to have won both the Prix Midicis (for Flaubert's Parrot) and the Prix Fimina (for Talking It Over). In 1993 he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the FVS Foundation of Hamburg. He lives in London.
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556 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 9% (50)
4 35% (193)
3 44% (244)
2 10% (53)
1 3% (16)
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