Expo 58

  • Auteur: Jonathan Coe
  • ISBN: 054434376X
  • Date de sortie: 2014-09-02
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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An English public employee becomes embroiled in a Soviet plot while he oversees the construction of an authentic British pub being showcased at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. By the author of The Winshaw Legacy. 10,000 first printing.

Expo 58

  • Auteur: Jonathan Coe
  • ISBN: 0241966914
  • Date de sortie: 2013-09-05
  • Collection: Penguin UK
  • Total Download: 3945
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Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novel London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War. As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas feels that he has escaped a repressed, backward-looking country and fallen headlong into an era of modernity and optimism. He is equally bewitched by the surreal, gigantic Atomium, which stands at the heart of this brave new world, and by Anneke, the lovely Flemish hostess who meets him off his plane. But Thomas's new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: the Cold War is at its height, the mischievous Belgians have placed the American and Soviet pavilions right next to each other - and why is he being followed everywhere by two mysterious emissaries of the British Secret Service? Expo 58 may represent a glittering future, both for Europe and for Thomas himself, but he will soon be forced to decide where his public and private loyaties really lie. For fans of Jonathan Coe's classic comic bestsellers What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, this hilarious new novel, which is set in the Mad Men period of the mid 50s, will also be loved by readers of Nick Hornby, William Boyd and Ian McEwan. 'Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panache' Sunday Times 'No one marries formal ingenuity with inclusiveness of tone more elegantly' Time Out 'Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times' Observer 'Thank goodness for Jonathan Coe, who records what Britain has lost in the past thirty years in his elegiac fiction' Scotland on Sunday Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. Expo 58 is his tenth novel. The previous nine are all available in Penguin: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up! (which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), The House of Sleep (which won the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger), The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse Prize), The Closed Circle, The Rain Before It Falls and The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim. His biography of the novelist B.S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, won the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction book of the year. Expo 58 was nominated for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Expo 58

  • Auteur: Gonzague Pluvinage
  • ISBN: 9782873865412
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: Lannoo Uitgeverij
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The Atomium in Brussels is one of the tourist highlights of Belgium and was built specifically for the World Expo in 1958. Nearly 15,000 workers spent three years building the 2 km2 site, found on the Heysel plateau, seven kilometres northwest of Brusse

L expo 58 et le syle atome

  • Auteur: Didier Pasamonik
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1983
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Expo 58 and the Yougoslav Pavilion by Vjenceslav Richter

  • Auteur: Jasna Galjer
  • ISBN: 9789537159085
  • Date de sortie: 2009
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  • Total Read: 7986

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Panorama na eg vremena

  • Auteur: Zaim Topčić
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1958
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  • Total Read: 3060

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Number 11

  • Auteur: Jonathan Coe
  • ISBN: 9780241967010
  • Date de sortie: 2016-01-07
  • Collection: Viking
  • Total Download: 6377
  • Total Read: 4923

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