Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, read by Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes .
This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all.
It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence.
It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won.
It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all.
It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street.
It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now.
Thank goodness for Jonathan Coe, who records what Britain has lost in the past thirty years in his elegiac fiction
Everything a novel ought to be: courageous, challenging, funny, sad - and peopled with a fine troupe of characters
Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panache
Charles and Di, Blur vs. Oasis, mobile phones or dial tones... the Nineties were a cultural and technological melting pot. Here, from J. K. Rowling to Jonathan Coe, Ben Okri to Helen Fielding, are some of the authors who best captured the decade in words.
The awards, which recognise the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland have awarded 'Middle England' by Jonathan Coe with the Book of the Year Award.