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The Only Story

The Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes
$35.00(NZD)  inc GST

Reviewed by Sally

Another book I could not put down this year.

The Only Story is, of course, about love - the pivot point of Paul's life. Now elderly and alone, with a vast and difficult bank of memories - Paul recollects his tragic love affair with Susan, 27 years his senior.

If you've read Barnes before, you know what a meticulous writer he is. Exploring the sexual revolution and changing domestic mores, this unusual and difficult love story is woven with the finest thread and is a real treat to read.

"Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine."

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781787330696
  • : penguin random house
  • : Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • : October 2017
  • : 222mm X 138mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julian Barnes
  • : English
  • : 224