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Rates of Exchange

Rates of Exchange

Author(s): Malcolm Bradbury

Location(s): Eastern Europe

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): 1980s



Petworth is on a cultural exchange visit to Slatka in Eastern Europe and describes the story of his adventures. Much of the humour is based on the use of language, and perfectly caputres life behind the Iron Curtain in the 80s.

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Hugely amusing. Catches the atmosphere of every city in Eastern Europe under communist rule. (N sullivan) Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in the early 1980s

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