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The Remains of the Day Hardcover – 1 October 2012

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An era revealed in a perfect butler’s imperfections, The New York Times

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The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's third published novel. The work was awarded the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. A film adaptation of the novel, made in 1993 and starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel - full of pathos for missed opportunities
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