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What to expect
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, read by Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes .
This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all.
It’s about the legacy of war and the end of innocence.
It’s about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won.
It’s about how 140 characters can make fools of us all.
It’s about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street.
It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now.
Everything a novel ought to be: courageous, challenging, funny, sad – and peopled with a fine troupe of charactersThe Times (on 'What a Carve Up!')
Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panacheSunday Times
Thank goodness for Jonathan Coe, who records what Britain has lost in the past thirty years in his elegiac fictionScotland on Sunday
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