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An experimental andwitty and unsettling novel that explores the ambivalent relationship between art and reality, fact and fiction, satire and sentimentality.
Paperback, 249 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Capuchin Classics
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Joanna
Jun 29, 2012 Joanna rated it really liked it
SPOILER ALERT! It was really difficult to rate this book as it's actually two books by different authors in one, something I wasn't aware of before I started reading. The first part (written by Julian Mitchell) is a (semi?) autobiographical story of growing up through the 40s, 50s and 60s and his meeting with Charles en route to prep school as a child, a relationship which had a major influence on him and continued through into the 50s and 60s until Charles' early death. Aside from zoning out a ...more
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Mar 24, 2016 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really have found myself to love the writing of Julian Mitchell. This novel is in two parts, with the second half not being written by Mitchell.

The first part of The Undiscovered Country is a beautiful memoir, commemoration & love letter to his friend 'Charles' detailing their first 30 years of life roughly; while growing up in England and subsequently moving around the world. Very heartbreaking yet truthful.

The second part of the novel is the manuscript that Charles left for Julian of h
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