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The Resource Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy

Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy

Label
Meeting the English
Title
Meeting the English
Statement of responsibility
Kate Clanchy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In response to a job advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989. His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle 'round Phillip's large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions. For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer. Meeting the English is a bright book about dark subjects--a tale about kindness and its limits, told with love. Spiked with witty dialogue and jostling with gleeful, zesty characters, it is a glorious debut novel from an acclaimed writer of poetry, non-fiction, and short stories"--
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Title
Meeting the English
Creator
Summary
Struan Robertson, orphan and 17, leaves his native town of Cuik and arrives in London in the fine summer of 1989. His job is to care for Phillip, dumbfounded and paralysed by a stroke. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming and passions.
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402610
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.L2815
LC item number
M44 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Kate Clanchy
Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy

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