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Arthur and Brian Seaton, one with an ailing wife, one with an emotional knapsack of failure and success, are on their way to Jenny's 70th birthday party. But there is still pleasure; and still pain.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Flamingo (first published April 1st 2001)
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May 17, 2014 Riley rated it liked it
I really like Alan Sillitoe and his working-class humanity. This story is about aging and the regrets and victories of life as seen near the end of it. I think the best audience would be folks older than me – which may be why the copy I bought from Amazon arrived as a large-print edition.
Aug 09, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it, and being a Nottingham girl I could hear the accents in his writing. Nice to learn more about Arthur and his family, albeit many years on.
Sep 24, 2014 danison rated it it was ok
I read this book because I was from Nottingham and have lived most of my life in Australia.
The book was uninteresting in parts and I struggled to keep reading.
Reading about the towns and some of the locations in this book, did bring back memories which were nice.
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Nov 23, 2014 Jenny Hemming rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Takes up Arthur's story 50 years later. The writing is as fresh as ever. The most striking thing for me was the scale of change over the period.
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May 11, 2012 Helen Stanton rated it really liked it
A sequel to Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.......albeit written 40 years on. The same gritty style but very poignant in parts. It was nice to meet up again with Arthur Seaton, one of my teenage heroes, and discover he had become a pretty nice bloke! Alan Sillitoe seems to have gone out of fashion now......don't know why as he's a brilliant writer.
Apr 01, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
Superb sequel to 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning', this one moving on 40 years from the original tales of brothers Brian and Arthur, both now older but, as the blurb says, not necessarily wiser as they look back on incidents from their past and we learn about their current situations. Beautiful poetic and evocative prose - a delight to read.
Sep 08, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it
Quite good, for completists. Ties together "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" and "Key to the Door", my two favorite books of all time. This guy STILL gets it, has always gotten it.
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Alan Sillitoe was an English writer, one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s (although he, in common with most of the other writers to whom the label was applied, had never welcomed it).
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