The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

About the book

‘After all what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?’

In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past…

A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House, of lost causes and lost love.

Reviewed by Bridewell Beauties

An extraordinary book written in impeccable ‘butler’s speak’ which was a little lengthy and tedious but the stories of personal encounters and pre-war politics are skilfully written into the retrospective narrative. Is there a glimmer of hope at the end?

star rating ****** ½

 

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