The winner of the 1989 Booker Prize, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s moving portrait of the perfect English butler, his loyalty and his fading, insular world in post-war England


Kazuo Ishiguro’s third novel is one of the most highly regarded post-war British novels, selling over two million copies. It was adapted for film in 1993, in a production starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Ishiguro’s works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature. The award described Ishiguro as a writer ‘who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world’.

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