Julian Barnes

Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer. Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for his book The Sense of an Ending (2011), and three of his earlier books had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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Love Etc by Julian Barnes by Julian Barnes
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Hello Weve met before...Yes I am sure. Positive. About ten years ago. Stuarts right. We have met before and his best friend Oliver and Gillian the woman they both loved. In Talking it Over Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver witty feckless Oliver stole her away. In Love etc Julian Barnes revisits the three of them using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the reader to whisper their secrets to argue for their version of the truth.  read more
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History of the World In 10 12 Chapters by Julian Barnes by Julian Barnes
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Beginning with an unlikely stowaways account of life on board Noahs Ark A History of the World in 10 Chapters presents a surprising subversive fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes by a Victorian spinster mourning her father by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic to the Amazon  read more
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Metroland by Julian Barnes by Julian Barnes
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Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes parents with their lives of spotless emptiness Third Division North football teams God commuters and girls and the inhabitants of Metroland the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home. Longing for real life to begin we follow Christ  read more
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Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
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'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him the 2011 Man Booker Prize described him as 'an unparalleled magus of the heart'. This book confirms that opinion.  read more
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The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes
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The character's in Julian Barnes' new collection of stories are growing old and facing the end of their lives - some with bitter regret, some with resignation and others still with raging defiance. The settings range from nineteenth-century Sweden and Russia to a suburban 'Barnet Shop', where the narrator measure out his life in haircuts, and a South Bank concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign of revenge against those who cough in concerts. In 'Knowing French' a fiercely independent eighty-year old begins a correspondence with an author - 'Dear Dr Barnes' - that enriches both their lives. A woman reads elaborate recipes to her sick husband in 'Appetite'; a retired soldier in 'Hygiene' makes his annual trip to attend a regimental dinner, run errands for his wife and spend the afternoon with a tart called Babs. In a collection that is wise and funny, clever and moving, Julian Barnes has created characters who passions and longings are made all the stronger by the knowledge that, for them, time is almost at an end.  read more
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The Porcupine by Julian Barnes
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Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader of a former Soviet satellite country, is on trial. His adversary, the prosecutor general, stands for the new government's ideals and liberal certainties, and is attempting to ensnare Petkanov with the dictator's own totalitarian laws. But Petkanov is not beaten yet. He has been given his chance to fight back and he takes it with a vengeance, to the increasing discomfort and surprise of those around him. In this sharp, powerful novel Julian Barnes examines one for the most dramatic political downfalls of our times - that of Eastern Europe.  read more
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Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
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Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events.  read more
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Talking It Over by Julian Barnes
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Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a dictionary', brash and feckless. Soon Stuart and Gillian are married.  read more
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Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story) by Julian Barnes
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From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the National Treasure Status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq, the author considers what fiction is, and what it can do.  read more
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