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Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World
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  • Published: 2 November 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099428442
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $28.99
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Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World


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This is my farewell embrace to the polymorpheus people of Earlsfield, with whom I lived for ten years.Dedicated to the living and dead of Earlsfield, which was definitely the centre of the world when I was living in it.'

Taking his inspiration from Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, Louis de Bernières chose to celebrate his ten years of life in the south London suburb, living above a small shop that had been by turns an outlet for oversized naughty clothes for transvestites, a West Indian hairdressers and junk shop, by writing of the people that he had known and come to love in his time there. Brilliantly capturing the myriad voices of modern Britain, with their different rhythms of speech and accents, their humour and their tragedy, jokes and gossip, de Bernières' tour de force takes us to the heart of a community and its spirit - the lives of its people

  • Pub date: 2 November 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099428442
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $28.99

About the Author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisans Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and two collections of poetry, Imagining Alexandria and Of Love and Desire.

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