Pomp and Circumstance
Noël Coward
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Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PMBy Noël Coward

First published in 1960, Pomp and Circumstance, Coward s only novel, was greeted with wide critical acclaim A South Sea Bubble of a book it is, with a Royal Visit expected on the Island of Samolo, and the narrator, a mother of three, dealing with everything from chicken pox to the amours of a visiting Duchess Daily Telegraph If there is anywhere on earth where the oFirst published in 1960, Pomp and Circumstance, Coward s only novel, was greeted with wide critical acclaim A South Sea Bubble of a book it is, with a Royal Visit expected on the Island of Samolo, and the narrator, a mother of three, dealing with everything from chicken pox to the amours of a visiting Duchess Daily Telegraph If there is anywhere on earth where the old Coward world still credibly lingers on, it is probably a fairly peaceful tropical colony ruled over by a British Governor General Coward s long cast list might have walked out of one of his better comedies Evening Standard It is all good, near clean fun, magnificently readable Sunday Times.
  • Title: Pomp and Circumstance
  • Author: Noël Coward
  • ISBN: 9780413563705
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback

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Kay Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
Hysterically funny, as I recall It all revolves on the social mishaps on a tropical island and the well known British mania of keeping up appearances It all comes to a frothy head with considerable wit and panache I should reread this as it s been ages and I could certainly use a good laugh.
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Caroline Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
This is my favorite book of all time A comedy of manners about the Queen s visit to Samoa I picked up this book to have as a cafe book when I was in Cape Town While waiting for my breakfast I started reading it and really thought it was funny so I kept on and ended up loving it.
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Richard Kramer Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
The Master writes, and having writ, we laugh This is a sublime comic novel that gets crazier and funnieras it goes along, an expertly made farce brought off with real skill and surprising warmth I laughed out loud twenty times LOL s galore And it made me want to write a book just like it Maybe I will just write this book, because I know I ll get it right that way Whatever I do, I recommend this as a model in the realm of the comic novel It isn t well enough known
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Nimbex Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
Una total y absoluta maravilla No es s lo que sea divertido y ameno, es que adem s es bueno La nica pega es que se trata de una edici n antigua con algunas erratas y traducida a espa ol latinoamericano por lo que al principio cuesta un poco acostumbrarse, pero el libro es tan bueno que al final acab pas ndolo por alto De todas formas ser a ideal que alguien se decidiese a reeditarlo a Impedimenta le pegar a bastante.
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Gregory Taylor Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
Noel Coward s only published novel is a hilarious snapshot of a few hectic months on the fictional island of Samolo, a British colony, leading up to a visit from young Queen Elizabeth and her husband Thanks to my book club for agreeing to read this obscure little gem it gave me the chance to re read one of my all time favorite books
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E.J. Lamprey Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
It would be hard to say which of my top ten books is my favourite, but I think it would be this one This is partly for personal reasons I was born into just such an insular Colonial community It is very, very dated you couldn t possibly re write it into the 21st century because there is no comparable place or lifestyle left in the world But it is spot on accurate and describes a last unspoiled corner before tourism and television swept through the world and turned everything into look alike hote [...]
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Kath Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
This was so very British characters with perfect manners, a huge amount of alchohol consumed and a hilarious storyline I would love to visit this fictional British outpost Noel Coward captures the era beautifully
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Noelle Crisafulli Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
No one does a funny yet insightful send up of self absorbed, neurotic people better than Noel Coward This is my go to book when I need to escape from my crazy life into the completely different world that he has created of upper class British plantation owners in the South Pacific after WWII.
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Lizziebeth10 Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
This is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read Subtle, and not so subtle, humor, a gripping plot, and irreverent looks at British colonial life on a fictional island I have worn out two copies from reading them so much One must, simply must, read this book.
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Karen Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
Delightful, as long as you can skim over the built in colonial racism with Noel Cowardesque lan It was like taking a tropical vacation with a very clever, funny friend.
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Liz Barlow Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
This is a lovely and very funny romp through upper crusty British colonial life I Wasn t too sad when it ended as I found it went on longer than need be At this time of year in Canada it proved to be great escapism and made me want a holiday in the south seas.
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Pedro Benoliel Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
I came home that evening to find Sarah in the kitchen, pouring herself a glass of wine Pour me one, too, darling , I asked, or I shall die Don t be silly, dear , Sarah said, as I flung myself down on a chair, you don t drink She was right, of course my day had been so beastly that I had completely overlooked the fact that I had not drunk as much as a martini in over a year and a half I sighed, walking over to the cupboard to retrieve a non alcoholic beer before joining Sarah in the verandah In t [...]
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Elena Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
The whole story is set in the beautiful Samolo island, British protectorate It s written in first person by the point of view of Grizel, mother of three kids and close friend of the governor s wife, Alexandra Sandra One day, while Grizel is resting in her house s garden, Sandra comes in and gives her a bomb news HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip are going to be guest in Samolo for THREE entire days It s a top secret news and Grizel has to swear that she won t tell a [...]
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Becca Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
I read this book because it was mentioned by comedian writer Michael Patrick King in I Killed True Stories of the Road from America s Top Comics King likened his early style to Coward s, which along with the former s turn of phrase, piqued my interest This novel is populated by the characters of a hilariously and literally insular society I ve been reading a lot of comedy humor non fiction and this novel fits in well the humor found in the absurdity of these characters behavior is spot on The re [...]
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Palmyrah Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
This cheerful, undemanding confection about life and love among the largely expatriate upper crust on a Tahiti like British colony in the South Pacific is just what you d expect a novel by No l Coward to be It is the 1950s and the Queen and Prince Philip are coming to visit, throwing everyone into a frenzy of festive preparation and exacerbating old frictions and feuds Matters for the narrator, a gossipy but sensible planter s wife whose best friend is the Governor s lady, are further complicate [...]
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Kate Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
First published in 1960, Pomp and Circumstance, Coward s only novel, was greeted with wide critical acclaim A South Sea Bubble of a book it is, with a Royal Visit expected on the Island of Samolo, and the narrator, a mother of three, dealing with everything from chicken pox to the amours of a visiting Duchess Daily Telegraph If there is anywhere on earth where the old Coward world still credibly lingers on, it is probably a fairly peaceful tropical colony ruled over by a British Governor General [...]
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Luke Devenish Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
Now, I love No l, but as a novelist he was an absolutely brilliant playwright This was below par Or rather it was perfectly on par as a play This is really just a series social engagements in a south seas setting Everyone sounds like No l At times it s laugh out loud witty But the plot isn t novel ready The stakes are slim and the tension slight It s not enough If he d reworked it as a play it likely would have been hilarious As a book it isn t one It hurts me to be lacklustre about something he [...]
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Jenn Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
not quite as sharp in tone as say, evelyn waugh s VILE BODIES, but very funny at first i was afraid the characters would all be caricatures, but in the end i found myself quite fond of the narrator, grizel pour yourself a martini, darling, and read this one out on the verandah.
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Tosh Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
As far as I know this is Coward s only novel, and I don t think novel writing is his best medium in fact I am not that crazy about his short stories My favorite Coward are his plays and songs I think he s very much an underrated songwriter.
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Plummo Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
I don t know where to begin Witty and wonderful So wonderful.
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StevahknoFwaurmo Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
This book was alright, it kinda dragged on until the last 30 pages, but over all it wasnt too bad, i probably wont read any of this author.
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Robert Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
2nd time First read c 1987.
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Rhode Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
A comfort read for me, enormously enjoyable.
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John Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
I fun 50 s book These guys spend all day with a drink in one hand and a smoke in amother Very British colonial.
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Kim Pare Feb 24, 2020 - 21:00 PM
Fantastic books, so funny for a story depicting well to do white people living in colonial Samoa I thoroughly enjoy Noel Coward s writing, I recommend this to anyone to read.
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Pomp and Circumstance By Noël Coward First published in 1960, Pomp and Circumstance, Coward s only novel, was greeted with wide critical acclaim A South Sea Bubble of a book it is, with a Royal Visit expected on the Island of Samolo, and the narrator, a mother of three, dealing with everything from chicken pox to the amours of a visiting Duchess Daily Telegraph If there is anywhere on earth where the oFirst published in 1960, Pomp and Circumstance, Coward s only novel, was greeted with wide critical acclaim A South Sea Bubble of a book it is, with a Royal Visit expected on the Island of Samolo, and the narrator, a mother of three, dealing with everything from chicken pox to the amours of a visiting Duchess Daily Telegraph If there is anywhere on earth where the old Coward world still credibly lingers on, it is probably a fairly peaceful tropical colony ruled over by a British Governor General Coward s long cast list might have walked out of one of his better comedies Evening Standard It is all good, near clean fun, magnificently readable Sunday Times.

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