Saturday 21 November 2015

On a rainy morning in early December, an 82-year-old woman sat in her front room at 42 Pepys Road, looking out at the street through a lace curtain. Her name was Petunia Howe and she was waiting for a Tesco delivery van. (John Lanchester)

You can learn an incredible amount about the use of prepositions in English just from this one sentence (the first!) from John Lanchester's Capital. These are the main characters. In the first Book Club session on the book this Monday at 6.15 p.m. we will discuss them in detail. You can listen to the author, John Lanchester, talking about the characters here

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