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Human voices

The human voices of Penelope Fitzgerald's third novel are those of the BBC in the first years of the Second World War, the time when the concert hall was turned into a dormitory for both sexes.

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  • "The human voices of Penelope Fitzgerald's third novel are those of the BBC in the first years of the Second World War, the time when the concert hall was turned into a dormitory for both sexes."@en
  • "A wacky novel on the British Broadcasting Corporation in the early stages of World War II. Romances bloom and a conscientious program director requests equipment to record the expected German invasion. By the author of The Blue Flower."
  • "From the Booker Prizewinning author of 'Offshore' and 'The Blue Flower'; a funny, touching, authentic story of life at Broadcasting House during the Blitz. The human voices of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel are those of the BBC in the first years of the World War II, the time when the Concert Hall was turned into a dormitory for both sexes, the whole building became a target for enemy bombers, and in the BBC - as elsewhere - some had to fail and some had to die, but where the Nine O'Clock News was always delivered, in impeccable accents, to the waiting nation."
  • "When British listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas-and follies-were unfolding behind the scenes. Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both sexes, and personal chaos rivaled the political. The tense relationship between two departmental directors is at the center of Human Voices, as is Annie, a sixteen-year-old assistant who falls hopelessly in love with the monstrously selfish one. Reading this intimate glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC in its heyday, "one is left with the sensation," William Boyd wrote in London Magazine, "that this is what is was really like.""@en

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Bildungsromans"@en
  • "Bildungsromans"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"@en
  • "Humorous fiction"

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  • "Voci umane"
  • "Human voices"
  • "Human voices"@en
  • "Human Voices"@en

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