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Cross Channel By Julian Barnes

Cross Channel by Julian Barnes

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Summary

A collection of short stories with a linking theme: the British in France through several centuries. This work opens with a group of mercenary soldiers engaged in a punitive expedition against a Protestant village in southern France in the late 17th century, and closes with a journey on the antiquated Eurostar express to Paris in the year 2015.

Cross Channel Summary

Cross Channel by Julian Barnes

This is a collection of ten short stories with a linking theme: the British in France through several centuries. It opens with a group of mercenary soldiers engaged in a punitive expedition against a Protestant village in southern France in the late seventeenth century, and closes with a journey on the antiquated Eurostar express to Paris in the year 2015. In between the British appear in their various guises: as railway-builders in the 1840s, vineyard-owners at the turn of the century, artistic exiles in the 1920s. There is a story (based upon fact) about the departure of an English cricket team to play the Gentlemen of France in 1789; one about a literary conference in the Massif Central which may or may not have taken place; one about a Tour de France cyclist. The stories are designed to play off one another and work exploring the British fascination with France, our various and mixed reasons for being there, and our sometimes ambiguous reception.

About Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, including Metroland, Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, England, England, Love Etc. and Arthur & George. His short story collections include Cross Channel and The Lemon Table.

Additional information

GOR003136152
9780224043014
0224043013
Cross Channel by Julian Barnes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1996-01-04
224
N/A
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