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The Singapore Grip J.G. Farrell

The Singapore Grip By J.G. Farrell

The Singapore Grip by J.G. Farrell


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Summary

Soon to be adapted for an ITV television series by the Oscar-winning playwright behind Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons, Christopher Hampton.

The Singapore Grip Summary

The Singapore Grip: NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA by J.G. Farrell

A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author.

Soon to be adapted for an ITV television series by the Oscar-winning playwright behind Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons, Christopher Hampton.

Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in the Second World War: the Blackett family's prosperous world of tennis parties, cocktails and deferential servants seems unchanging. But it is poised on the edge of the abyss: This is the eve of the Fall of Singapore and, as we know, of much else besides.

Not only the Blacketts, their friends and enemies, but many individuals are caught up in the events. Singapore at this historical watershed has never been so faithfully and passionately recreated.

The Singapore Grip Reviews

One of the most outstanding novelists of his generation * Spectator *
Brilliant, richly absurd, melancholy * Observer *
Enjoyable on many different levels * Sunday Times *
A narrative of exceptional imagination and scope * Newsweek *
A fine piece of work, informative, funny tragic. One of those novels that present a whole world for the reader to inhabit * Margaret Drabble *
No writer has swallowed all of Singapore with the verve and wit of the late J.G. Farrell * Time *
His brilliant of style places him beside such masters of the modern novel as Patrick White and Saul Bellow * Olivia Manning *

About J.G. Farrell

J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of his life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels.

Among his novels, TROUBLES won the Faber Memorial Prize in 1970 and the Lost Man Booker prize in 2010 and THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR won the Booker Prize in 1973.

In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident.

Additional information

GOR001256049
9781857994926
1857994922
The Singapore Grip: NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA by J.G. Farrell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
1996-10-01
704
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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