The Friendly Ones

The Friendly Ones by Philip Hensher

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By Philip Hensher

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’It’s the book you should give someone who thinks they don’t like novels … Here is surely a future prizewinner that is easy to read and impossible to forget’ Melissa Katsoulis, The Times

The things history will do at the bidding of love


31 Jul 2020


Set mainly in Sheffield with a lot of back story in Bangladesh I'm not sure whether the book was about the white British family or about the Bangladeshi family trying to settle in Britain or about the genocide in Bangladesh. Learned a lot about the history of Bangladesh and the war with Pakistan through the backstories but there's also a lot of detailed backstory about all the Sheffield family members. If you like backstories and you like detail in your stories then this could be the book for you. I would like to give it 3.5 stars but that's not possible here so I've given it 4 because I did enjoy it and thought it well written.

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