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Kazuo Ishiguro: An Interview

March 11, 2008
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Listen to an interview with this exceptional writer talking about his latest novel Never Let Me Go.

In this link you will also find other programmes in which the author reads the opening passage of the book.

Thinks… - A book review

March 11, 2008
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By Rocío Álvarez

thinks.jpgHave you ever desired to go deeper in other people’s mind? Especially to know the sensations your partner (husband/ wife/ girl-boyfriend/affair…) has about the things you do together? With David Lodge’s Thinks… you’ll find some examples of what goes on in a successful scientist and in a recently bereaved woman’s minds from the moment they meet.

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A Room with a View

March 11, 2008
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Review by María Cotelo

a-room-with-a-view.jpgA Room with a view is a novel set in England and Italy. The story is a romance and a criticism of English society at the same time. It takes place at the beginning of the 20th century.

The novel is divided into two parts. The first one is set in Florence and it makes a description of a young English woman (Lucy Honeychurch) who is travelling around Italy with her family. They are accommodated in a hotel whose owner had promised them a room with a view. But instead of this, the room looks over a small garden. At this moment a love relationship between George (the hotel owner’ s son) and Lucy starts. The relationship continues in the second part of the book but this time in England. Lucy has returned home to “Windy Corner” where she gets engaged to Cecil. But unexpectedly the Emersons (George`s Family) lease a cottage in that area and it is there, where Lucy and George meet again. After a kiss with George Lucy starts to feel a bit confused. She must decide between what it is supposed to do and what she actually desires. Finally she breaks her engagement with Cecil and marries George without the approval of her mother.

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