The Closed Circle

The Closed Circle

‘As funny as anything Coe has written’ The Times Literary Supplement

Summary

Discover bestselling author Jonathan Coe's hilarious sequel to The Rotters' Club!

It's the end of the century and Benjamin Trotter and friends are all grown up.

Life is a ceaseless whirl of jobs, marriages, kids - and self-inflicted angst. Despite the shiny optimism of Blair's Britain, youthful hopes and dreams feel betrayed. Is the Government (and by extension Benjamin's MP brother Paul) to blame? Or are the 'rotters' themselves - only passingly faithful to their dreams - really at fault?

The Closed Circle depicts a group of former school friends as older, wiser and disillusioned in Blair's Britain at the turn of the millennium, proving that the present can never truly be disentangled from the past.

THE STORY CONTINUES IN MIDDLE ENGLAND.
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'Terrific. An incisive portrait of Britain at the turn of the century' Spectator

'Coe's finest achievement since What a Carve up!'
Time Out

'Popular fiction at its best'
Daily Mail

Written with his signature wit, Jonathan Coe's unmissable new novel, Bournville, is available to pre-order now!

About the author

Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe was born a few miles from Bournville in 1961. The author of political satires such as What a Carve Up! and Number 11, and family sagas such as The Rotters' Club and The Rain Before It Falls, his novels have won prizes at home and abroad, including Costa Novel of the Year and the Prix du Livre Européen (both for Middle England).
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