Jonathan Coe

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What links Netflix’s Kaleidoscope to Jonathan Coe and Bryan Cranston?
A chain of connections that starts and finishes with the random-order eight-part crime thriller

Larry Ryan

31, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bournville by Jonathan Coe review – a bittersweet slice of Britishness
Coe is a compassionate witness to key moments in the life of a family and a nation

Marcel Theroux

02, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Bournville by Jonathan Coe review – hugely impressive state-of-the-nation tale
The arch-Europhile examines Britain’s postwar history through the eyes of a Birmingham clan in this warm and poignant novel featuring several familiar characters

Alex Preston

30, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Jonathan Coe: ‘We’re a nation driven by emotion and not by reason’
Tackling Brexit, Boris and his mother’s death during the pandemic, Jonathan Coe’s new state-of-the-nation novel puts Britain on the couch

Lisa Allardice

29, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How the acclaimed Billy Wilder tried and failed to snub Hollywood
The new film Mr Wilder & Me reveals how a search for funding led the director on an uneasy journey back to the central Europe he fled

Richard Brooks

05, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Jonathan Coe on The Rotters’ Club: ‘My diary provided endless material, but I didn’t like the person I was’
The author on mixing semi-fact with fiction – and the school rule about swimming naked that inspired the novel’s big comedy set piece

Jonathan Coe

24, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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In brief: Black Water Sister; Mr Wilder & Me; Teach Yourself to Sleep – reviews
A graduate is haunted by the voice of her grandmother, Jonathan Coe examines fame through a film director, and Kate Mikhail wants to send us to sleep

Ben East

27, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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Mr Wilder & Me by Jonathan Coe review – the director's cut
A young woman finds herself on the set of Billy Wilder’s 1978 film Fedora, in Coe’s love letter to the spirit of cinema

Mark Lawson

05, Nov, 2020 @7:30 AM

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What a Carve Up! review – ingenious and gripping reimagining of Coe's novel
Beginning at the end, Jonathan Coe’s novel about the scheming Winshaws is turned into an audacious investigative whodunnit

Arifa Akbar

02, Nov, 2020 @1:06 PM

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Jonathan Coe: 'It’s the point in your life at which you start asking yourself, what next?'
The satirist who skewered the 1980s in What a Carve Up! is approaching elder statesman status. He talks about Brexit, prizes, cancel culture – and his Hollywood hero Billy Wilder

Lisa Allardice

31, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Mr Wilder & Me by Jonathan Coe review – satisfyingly sweeping
A Greek film composer recalls Billy Wilder’s impact on her life in a novel that ranks among Jonathan Coe’s best

Alex Preston

26, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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