Coming Up for Air (Google eBook)
George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.
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Review: Coming Up for AirUser Review - Pascale - Goodreads
As utterly impossible to put down as "Burmese Days", although here there isn't even any element of suspense. What holds you is the strength of the writing, which gets quite lyrical in the passages ... Read full review
Review: Coming Up for AirUser Review - May El Masri - Goodreads
A nostalgia of things that had been and never again will be, all while living to see that no matter how much one tried there was no going back home, no reliving old memories.. In a world of constant ... Read full review