English Patient: Bloomsbury Modern Classics – Michael Ondaatje


Well-deserving of its Booker Prize 50th Anniversary Award”. A gorgeously-written account of love loss and desire in wartime. Amazing! Jo

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WINNER OF THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 Magnificent Sunday Times The best piece of fiction Ive read in years Independent on Sunday The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village. Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories. The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire – a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair.

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