English Correspondence

by Janet Davey | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099440792 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 4/5/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Bought at "Kunst & Krempel", Caritas Zürich, Birmensdorferstr. 53, 8004 Zürich (opp. Bahnhof Wiedikon)
This is a great source, and there seems to be quite a quick turnover!
All books are CHF 3 - in German, English & some French & Italian.
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Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, May 02, 2005
A beautifully written book, touching on the major themes of life: love, death, grief, parents, jealousy, affairs.

From the back cover
Slyvie is half French and half English. Since the death of her Mother, she has written weekly letters to her father in London. When he too dies unexpectedly, she waits for the letter she knows he must have posted before his death. And, as she waits, her carefully ordered and controlled life finally begins to unravel.

Amazon review
A beautifully crafted novel, March 26, 2003
Reviewer: Katharine from London, England United Kingdom
Janet Davey's debut novel - which has just been nominated for the Orange prize - is a masterpiece of understated writing. Quietly and unostentatiously -like her central character, Sylvie - Davey creates a vivid picture of interlocking, fragmenting lives; a group of characters with Sylvie at their nexus who are going through fundamental changes. Intense passion lurks under the surface throughout, but is rarely allowed to break the superficial tranquillity that reigns in the hotel Sylvie runs with her husband. English Correspondence is a beautifully written and evocative account of the intense and hidden battles that are fought inside the hearts of the middle-aged; it's mid-life crisis but not like you've ever read it before. And it's one of those novels whose characters stay with you long after you've closed the book

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, May 02, 2005
Planning to release this at Buch Basel, with the other bookcrossers at the Basel Meetup!

Journal Entry 4 by nice-cup-of-tea at Bücherbrocky in Basel, Basel-Stadt Switzerland on Saturday, May 07, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (5/6/2005 UTC) at Bücherbrocky in Basel, Basel-Stadt Switzerland



On the English Bookshelf @ Buecher-Brocky in Basel

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