Middle England: Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2019 (The Rotters' Club)

3.95 avg rating
( 9,706 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780241983683: Middle England: Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2019 (The Rotters' Club)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2019

'The book everyone is talking about' The Times

'A comedy for our times' Guardian
__________________

The country is changing and, up and down the land, cracks are appearing - within families and between generations. In the Midlands Benjamin Trotter tries to help his aged father navigate a Britain that seems to have forgotten he exists, while in London his friend Doug doesn't understand why his teenage daughter is eternally enraged. Meanwhile, newlyweds Sophie and Ian can find nothing to agree on except the fact that their marriage is on the rocks . . .

__________________

'Coe's back with a bang. Middle England is the novel about Brexit we need' Daily Telegraph

'A pertinent, entertaining study of a nation in crisis' Financial Times, Books of the Year

'Very funny. Coe - a writer of uncommon decency - reminds us that the way out of this mess is through moderation, through compromise, through that age-old English ability to laugh at ourselves' Observer

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Brilliantly funny . . . a compelling state of the nation novel, full of light and shade, which vividly charts modern Britain's tragicomic slide (Economist)

Expansive and often very funny . . . Coe - a writer of uncommon decency - reminds us that the way out of this mess is through moderation, through compromise, through that age-old English ability to laugh at ourselves (Observer)

A pertinent, entertaining study of a nation in crisis ('Books of the Year' Financial Times)

His affectionately witty attitude to our human foibles is always uplifting . . . Superb (The Times)

In Middle England, Coe shows an understanding of this country that goes beyond what most cabinet ministers can muster . . . he subtly builds a picture that exposes the cracks in society . . . he is a master of satire but pokes fun subtly, without ever being cruel, biting or blatant . . . his light, funny writing makes you feel better (Evening Standard)

Tackling his characters' opposing points of view, he draws a portrait of a recognisable Britain baffled by its loss of industry and jobs, and of everyday people shocked by a rise of acceptable racism and xenophobia. It's also very, very funny (Stylist)

Millions of words have been and will be written on Brexit but few will get to the heart of why it is happening as incisively as Middle England (John Boyne Irish Times)

This is a picture of England that comes from a place of compassion and understanding (inews)

Coe is as funny and tender as ever, restoring some humanity to the tumultuous societal backdrop (Grazia)

Middle England combines top-class soap opera storytelling with melancholy insight into what it means to be English (Metro)

From the Back Cover:

'THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT' THE TIMES

'It was tempting to think, at times like this, that some bizarre hysteria had gripped the British people'

Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change.

There are newlyweds Ian and Sophie, who disagree about the future of the country and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Doug, the political commentator who writes impassioned columns about austerity from his Chelsea townhouse, and his radical teenage daughter who will stop at nothing in her quest for social justice; Benjamin Trotter, who embarks on an apparently doomed new career in middle age, and his father Colin, whose last wish is to vote in the European referendum. And within all these lives is the story of modern England: a story of nostalgia and delusion; of bewilderment and barely-suppressed rage.

Following in the footsteps of The Rotters' Club and The Closed Circle, Jonathan Coe's new novel is the novel for our strange new times.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Coe, Jonathan
Published by Penguin (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0004601882

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Jonathan Coe (author)
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2019-07-04, UK (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2019-07-04, UK, 2019. paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Jonathan Coe
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. WINNER OF THE THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2019'The book everyone is talking about' The Times'A comedy for our times' Guardian__________________ The country is changing and, up and down the land, cracks are appearing - within families and between generations. In the Midlands Benjamin Trotter tries to help his aged father navigate a Britain that seems to have forgotten he exists, while in London his friend Doug doesn't understand why his teenage daughter is eternally enraged. Meanwhile, newlyweds Sophie and Ian can find nothing to agree on except the fact that their marriage is on the rocks . . .__________________'Coe's back with a bang. Middle England is the novel about Brexit we need' Daily Telegraph 'A pertinent, entertaining study of a nation in crisis' Financial Times, Books of the Year'Very funny. Coe - a writer of uncommon decency - reminds us that the way out of this mess is through moderation, through compromise, through that age-old English ability to laugh at ourselves' Observer. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Jonathan Coe
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New PAP Quantity available: 15
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2019. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Coe Jonathan
Published by PENGUIN (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Softcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description PENGUIN, 2019. Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0241983681. Seller Inventory # ST0241983681

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Jonathan Coe
Published by Penguin 2019-07-04 (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin 2019-07-04, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-GRD-9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Jonathan Coe
Published by Penguin 2019-07-04 (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin 2019-07-04, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-PEN-9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Coe, Jonathan
Published by PENGUIN (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Paperback Quantity available: 2
Seller:
WorldofBooks20
(Goring-By-Sea, United Kingdom)

Book Description PENGUIN, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. This is a Brand New book, in perfect condition. Quick dispatch. Seller Inventory # NGR9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Coe Jonathan
Published by PENGUIN (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Softcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description PENGUIN, 2019. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780241983683_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Jonathan Coe
Published by Penguin 2019-07-04 (2019)
ISBN 10: 0241983681 ISBN 13: 9780241983683
New Paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin 2019-07-04, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-LBR-9780241983683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book