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Notwithstanding

(2009)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A Frenchman once pointed out to Louis de Bernieres that Britain was the most exotic country in Europe, adding that it was 'an immense lunatic asylum'. Casting his mind back to the village in southern Surrey where he grew up in the sixties and seventies, but plagued by a novelist's inability to stick to the truth, Louis de Bernieres brings us in "Notwithstanding" stories of a vanished England which will delight readers of his much-loved novels. The English village was a place where a lady might dress as a man in plus fours and spend her time shooting squirrels with a twelve bore, or keep a vast menagerie in her house. A retired general might give up wearing clothes, a spiritualist might live in a cottage with her sister and the ghost of her husband, and people might think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting shed. De Bernieres' characters roam through the book, appearing in each other's stories and painting a picture of an entire community. Here we find the atmosphere of those times as it was in the countryside. "Notwithstanding" is not about an imagined idyll; it is about people who are worth remembering, whose lives are worth celebrating, and who would otherwise have been forgotten.

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Hardback Editions

July 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Notwithstanding
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 1-4084-6154-4 / 978-1-4084-6154-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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October 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 1-84655-330-X / 978-1-84655-330-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Notwithstanding (Vintage International)
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 1-101-96987-3 / 978-1-101-96987-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Notwithstanding (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 1-4084-6155-2 / 978-1-4084-6155-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 0-09-954202-1 / 978-0-09-954202-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN: 1-84655-331-8 / 978-1-84655-331-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Notwithstanding
Author(s): Louis De Bernieres
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Notwithstanding
Author(s): Louis De Bernieres
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Notwithstanding (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Louis de Berniers
ISBN: 1-4074-6712-3 / 978-1-4074-6712-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Notwithstanding (Vintage International)
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA