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The Only Story [electronic resource]
The Only Story [electronic resource]
Barnes, Julian2018
Books
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of ...
The Only Story [electronic resource]
The Only Story [electronic resource]
Barnes, Julian2018
Books
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the ...
The only story
The only story
Barnes, Julian2018
Books
One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, and married, with...
The sense of an ending
The sense of an ending
Barnes, Julian2017
Books
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore...
Metroland [electronic resource]
Metroland [electronic resource]
Barnes, Julian2016
Audiobooks
The adolescent Christopher and his soul mate Toni had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland, their cosy patch of suburbia on the Metropolitan line. They had longed for Life to begin - meaning Sex and Freedom - to travel and choose their own clothes.Then Chris, at thirty, starts to settle com...
The noise of time
The noise of time
Barnes, Julian2016
Books
A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a su...
Keeping an Eye Open [electronic resource] : Essays on Art
Keeping an Eye Open [electronic resource] : Essays on Art
Barnes, Julian2015
Audiobooks
"We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain things, to form opinions, to argue.... It is a rare picture which stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged."Jul...
Love, etc [electronic resource]
Love, etc [electronic resource]
Barnes, Julian2015
Audiobooks
In Talking It Over, Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole her away. In Love, etc, Julian Barnes revisits Stuart, Gillian, and Oliver, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the listener, to whisper their secret...
Levels of Life [electronic resource]
Levels of Life [electronic resource]
Barnes, Julian2015
Audiobooks
Julian Barnes's 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 ...
Pulse [electronic resource]
Pulse [electronic resource]
Barnes, Julian2015
Audiobooks
The brilliant new collection of short stories from Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes. Each character is bent to a pulse, propelled on by success and loss, by new beginnings and endings.Ranging from the domestic to the extraordinary, from the vineyards of Italy to the English seasi...
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