Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’

Sophie van Llewyn

I have always had a soft spot for polished manners, sensibility in stiffness , and people who put their duty above everything. In a nutshell, this is what this book is about. For me, it is the quintessence of England. I don’t know if that’s necessarily true, I am not British, but this is the highly romanticised view of the English spirit I entertain in my head. On the other hand, nor is the author – he moved from Japan to England with his parents when he was five, so maybe it’s a foreigner thing. Or maybe not. After all, the novel had won the Man Booker Prize in 1993, so maybe there are brits who see things just the way I do.

wollaton-hall

The story is set in the aftermath of World War II , when the transformations in society and manners , relationships between master and servant, are perceived…

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David Snape Show 4 (18.4.16)

If you missed my latest radio show, there is still time 😃😃

David Snape Show - Bourne and Beyond

On this weeks show, we talk about our main passions in life. How the new Top Gear duo are falling apart and a brief final game summary for one, Kobe Bryant.
We also have Post of the week: Love would be the flu by Brianna Ricotta
Can Drake keep his number 1 spot on the itunes power rankings
An exclusive single from Amanda St John’s debut album – Grow
New Artist Showcase: Samantha Lloyd, Letlive and Jens Kuross
Also 2 interviews: Donna Vaal from WordPress tell us abouts her new book, ‘The living Miracle’.
Also Imogen Groome will be chatting about her two autistic brothers that changed her life and look at their unique characteristics.

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