The Remains of the Day

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Everyman's Library, 2012 - Butlers - 213 pages
During the summer of 1956, Stevens, the aging butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely motoring holiday that will take him deep into the heart of the English countryside and thence into his past.

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Poignant and moving story of an aging English butler reflecting on his career and life. Writing in a very conversational style, Ishiguro draws the reader in quickly and, despite the rather dry subject matter, creates a page-turner of the highest order. Highly recommended. Read full review

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I found this very disturbing, although I was reading it to get inside the mind of a devoted servant. Told from the point of view of the butler himself, it was harrowing to go through is mind, his justifications, his devotion to his employer, his blindness to the emotions of other humans. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, on November 8, 1954.
Books include Never Let Me Go (made into a film), When We Were Orphans, The Unconsoled, An Artist Of A Floating World, A Pale View of Hills and Nocturnes.
In 1995, Ishiguro was named to the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to literature.
He lives in London

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