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The flag that is shown, literally and metaphorically, by these characters is always the Union Jack. Gardam's stories are acutely observed social commentaries on Englishness, its weaknesses and its illusions.
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Jane Gardam is a Whitbread Award Winner and her novel GOD ON THE ROCKS was runner-up for the Booker Prize. She is winner of the David Higham Award and the Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Prize.THE PANGS OF LOVE won the Katherine Mansfield Award.Review:
'Bitingly and immediately enjoyable and exquisitely written.' GUARDIAN 'Gardam's stories are both acutely observed social commentaries and voyages into the absurd.' TLS 'It is perfect; one cannot imagine how any master of short stories- Chekhov, Katherine Mansfield, V.S Pritchett- could have better realised its theme... All these stories show the same accomplishment and readability.' SPECTATOR
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