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"If you haven't read David Storey's 1976 winner Saville read it at once, it is the best of all the Bookers" (Observer)
"A tremendous novel" (The Economist)
""Saville" is a splendid novel, replete with virtues beyond its appeal to those otherwise undiscriminating readers who demand stories about nice people." (Peter S. Prescott Newsweek)
"Mesmerically readable... A revelation" (The Times)
"A marvellousl evocation of place and character... This is a book made more than usually remarkable by its intensity of feeling" (Daily Telegraph)
David Storey was born in 1933 in Wakefield, and studied at the Slade School of Art. His eight previous novels have won many prizes, including the Macmillan Fiction Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Faber Memorial Prize and, in 1976, the Booker prize for Saville. He is also the author of fifteen plays. He now lives in London.
A classic. Give it some time. A fully deserved Booker Prize winner.Published 5 months ago by Regulus
Like so many great novels, the heart of this tale is the quest for identity. Although focussing primarily on one Saville, Colin, who wins a scholarship to Grammar School but... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Goddard
Colin Saville's first day at grammar school - when he makes the transition from successful miners son, the first to pass the eleven plus, to being small again and subject to... Read morePublished on 21 Sept. 2011 by Scholastica
The evocation of time, place and character is strong, but the alienation of the eponymous hero is reflected in a narrative that only really describes the outside of everything. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2011 by moby-dick
Others have mentioned the synopsis of this novel, I just wanted to comment on how I believe many will relate to the constraints of family loyalties coupled with a need to spread... Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2009 by Kevin