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It’s not often we come by a book that truly makes us stop in our tracks, but Jon McGregor’s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things blew us out of the literary waters. This beautifully written novel centres around an event on an ordinary street from two different points in time.
Half of the story recounts the countless lives of the people on the street, following everything from the amazing, the mundane and the tragic. And the other half centres around one of these residents, years in the future, dealing with a life-changing secret.
This is a tale that makes the reader reflect: on our lives, our choices and what we choose to see.
“You must always look with both of your eyes and listen with both of your ears. He says this is a very big world and there are many many things you could miss if you are not careful. There are remarkable things all the time, right in front of us, but our eyes have like the clouds over the sun and our lives are paler and poorer if we do not see them for what they are. If nobody speaks of remarkable things, how can they be called remarkable?”
This book is poignant, gritty and heart-breakingly sad whilst still managing to still be wonderfully uplifting. Read it. You won’t regret it.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED AND WELL DONE TO ALISON LARGE WHO WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM TO WIN THE PRIZE.
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GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…