The Friendly Ones
- First edition
- First printing
- Signed by the author
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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition. Dust jacket is in fine condition.
The Friendly Ones is about two families. In it, people with very different histories can fit together and redeem each other. One family is large and loosely connected who have come to England from the subcontinent in fits and starts; brought to England by education and economic possibilities. Some driven away from their native country by war, murder, crime, and brutal oppression – things their new neighbours know nothing about. At the heart of their story lays betrayal and public shame
Spanning decades and with a big and beautifully drawn cast of characters all making their different ways towards lives that make sense, The Friendly Ones, Philip Hensher’s moving and timely new novel, shows what a nation is made of; how the legacies of our history can be mastered by the decision to know something about people who are not like us.
‘It’s the book you should give someone who thinks they don’t like novels … Here is surely a future prizewinner that is easy to read and impossible to forget’ -The Times