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Philip Hensher

3.52 of 5 Votes: 4
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Books by Philip Hensher
King of the Badgers (2011)
3.39 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Set in a small town on the coast of Devon, this book is an astute and observant social commentary set in the present day. A girl from a family on the wrong side of town goes missing, the local Neighbourhood Watch continues to put up CCTV cameras everywhere, an awkward teenager ha...
Scenes from Early Life (2012)
3.52 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book is described as a novel but on closer examination it is the author adapting the memories of his husbands life and family history in Bangladesh before and after its independence from Pakistan in 1971,and creating a novel from them. What I liked about the book is that whi...
The Northern Clemency (2008)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I read close to 400 pages before skimming the rest of the book (it is around 600 pages). Hensher's style is ornate and he is excellent at creating a sense of place with detailed descriptions of middle class lifestyles (including the wallpaper). I found reading the book was becom...
The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting (2012)
3.2 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Never before have I so enjoyed a nonfiction book. It was splendidly informative, greatly amusing, and wonderfully written. Hensher's commentary on the evolution and future of the written word and practice of handwriting was diverting, heartbreaking, and inspiring. I for one will ...
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