Reading ➿ Ulverton Author Adam Thorpe –

Ulverton At The Heart Of This Novel Lies The Fictional Village Of Ulverton It Is The Fixed Point In A Book That Spans Three Hundred Years Different Voices Tell The Story Of Ulverton One Of Cromwell S Soldiers Staggers Home To Find His Wife Remarried And Promptly Disappears, An Eighteenth Century Farmer Carries On An Affair With A Maid Under His Wife S Nose, A Mother Writes Letters To Her Imprisoned Son, A 1980s Real Estate Company Discover A Soldier S Skeleton, Dated To The Time Of CromellTold Through Diaries, Sermons, Letters, Drunken Pub Conversations And Film Scripts This Is A Masterful Novel That Reconstructs The Unrecorded History Of England.

10 thoughts on “Ulverton

  1. says:

    A Novel of Short StoriesAdam Thorpe s first novel Ulverton comprises twelve chapters Each of these chapters is a short story set in the fictional English town of Ulverton Ordered chronologically these

  2. says:

    Stylistically stunning and very clever I cannot believe this didn t getprizes when it came out A kind of Akenfield rural documentary meets Cloud Atlas shifting eras, narrators and connections meets polemic

  3. says:

    I love, love, love this book The village of Ulverton is visited across centuries as the reader hears the stories of various of its inhabitants At first these stories seem random, but asis learnedis understood,

  4. says:

    When this is good it s very good, when it s bad it s unreadable, literally if you re reading it on a kindle as the last chapter is in tiny, tiny print and I couldn t adjust it Also some chapters are written in very

  5. says:

    Did not make it past page 160 The story could not hold my attention This only happens to me once every few years, but so many books, so little time..

  6. says:

    The cover blurb has a Sunday Times reviewer declaring this A masterpiece and it probably is It is a powerful exercise in the taking on of different voices, without a doubt with each change of era, there is a different narrati

  7. says:

    I liked the idea of this book a collection of stories all based in the same English village hamlet starting around the 13th century and moving chronologically to around the present day The form of the stories and gender of the nar

  8. says:

    These 12 stories, set in the fictional town of Ulverton, span over 3 centuries of English history, from 1650 to 1988 An interesting and challenging read, with the final tale taking the reader back to the first one, it is a book to reme

  9. says:

    Ten or so carefully interlocking stories over several centuries of an English village Difficult going in places, possibly a tiny bit too clever for its own good in others, and one that I think needs at least two reads to fully grasp.

  10. says:

    Loved the concept of each chapter following on from earlier periods in the life of an English village Some of the chapters are great But others are nearly unreadable Seemsan academic writing exercise than a great novel Life s too short

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