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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: A Novel | Alan Sillitoe
6 posts | 3 read | 6 to read
Alan Sillitoe’s bestselling debut novel about debauchery, infidelity . . . and the morning after Arthur Seaton, a ladies’ man and factory-worker extraordinaire, has just downed seven gins and eleven pints at his local pub. Thoroughly smashed, he proceeds to tumble down an entire flight of stairs, pass out, and wake up again only to vomit on a middle-aged couple. Luckily Arthur’s lover, Brenda—a married woman with two kids—lets Arthur escape to her bed. Such are Saturdays in this bachelor’s life. When Arthur is not romancing Brenda, evading her husband, or drinking himself silly, he is turning up his nose at authority, disparaging the army, and trying to avoid paying too much income tax. Moreover, Arthur’s rapscallion ways soon lead him into the bed of Brenda’s younger sister—who is also married. But no matter how much fun there is to be had, every Saturday night has its Sunday morning, replete with hangovers and consequences: A local bigmouth starts gossiping about Arthur’s affairs, Brenda gets pregnant, the husbands find out what’s been going on, and Arthur suffers a terrible beating. Perhaps the time has come for this playboy to settle down and marry that third woman he has been seeing on the side . . . One of the first books to sell over a million copies in the UK when it was released in paperback, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning has since become a key literary reference of postwar British culture and society, as well as a classic British New Wave film. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alan Sillitoe including rare images from the author’s estate.
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LiterRohde
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“If you went through life refusing all the bait dangled in front of you, that would be no life at all. No changes would be made and you would have nothing to fight against. Life would be dull as ditchwater.”

#MayMovieMagic | 17: #HookedOnAFeeling

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks Love gummy worms. You‘re making me hungry! 1mo
LiterRohde @Megabooks Gummies are the best, aren‘t they? 1mo
Cinfhen Cool graphics! Book sounds good, maybe a little bit of British slapstick humor?!?? 1mo
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My big plan for Saturday night was getting all my swaps and book clubs wrapped, packed, and ready to mail Monday. Almost finished. I‘m finally getting my sh*t together. #foodimentarywatson #summerslasherbookswap #coffeebeanbookclub #restingbookface #whodunitbymail #sfmbc #makerswap
I hope everyone likes their gifts.

Avanders 😲😲😲 13mo
LauraJ 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I could use some help when you‘re done 😜 13mo
TaciturnWhenReading Wow! You are so good! I still haven‘t signed up for my first swap (even though I want to) because I‘m afraid I‘ll bungle just one!! 😂 13mo
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Book_in_hands
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☀️breakfast in bed
☀️pjs all day, all the way!!!
☀️depends on the day/mood, today it's reading!!
☀️tea!!! Don't drink coffee
☀️a good thriller is always good this time of the year
#sundayramblings

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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen This book sounds like a fun read 😜Arthur seems far from pure 😆 2y
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librariesgaveuspower
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Evocative of my home town, it's always nice to hear a local voice.

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librariesgaveuspower
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Once a rebel, always a rebel.