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A Good Place To Start

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters 3
Flaubert's Parrot 2
England, England 1
The Sense of an Ending 1

A Bad Place To Start

Flaubert's Parrot 2
England, England 1


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Julian Barnes

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wijmlet January 6th, 2008 01:30 PM PST

CROSS CHANNEL is extremely touching, short stories about various types of French-English connections.


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Born in Leicester in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of eight novels, a book of stories, and a collection of essays. He has won both the Prix Medicis and the Prix Femina, and in 1988 was made a Chevalier de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.

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