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The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì Trained originally as an industrial psychologist in which capacity he helped Rowntree’s to successfully launch Black Magic chocolates in Nigel Balchin first received critical acclaim as a novelist during the Second World War when he wrote Darkness Falls From the Air It was the first of three evocative novels including the smash hit The Small Back Room that made good use of his wartime em.

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  1. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookI am very attracted to literature from the 1930s and 1940s and so was excited to learn of Nigel Balchin a writer about whom until recently I knew nothing That a recent biography 'His Own Executioner The Life of Nigel Balchin' by Derek Collett had garnered praise from a couple of my favourite writers Cathi Unsworth and Paul Willetts made me even keen to sample his wares ‘A riveting and revealing biography’ – Cathi Unsworth First Lady of noir writing and author of 'Without the Moon'‘Fascinating’ – Paul Willetts author of 'Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms'According to Derek Collett’s Nigel Balchin website Nigel Balchin trained originally as an industrial psychologist in which capacity he helped Rowntree’s to successfully launch Black Magic chocolates in 1933 Nigel Balchin first received critical ac


  2. Toby Toby says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookI am frightened but not as much as I was I did have a drink last night but only one Good bye pet SammyLike a British WWII Hurt Locker Nigel Balchin tells the tale of a psychologically and emotionally damaged man who puts it all on the line to diffuse a booby trapped bomb left on British shores by Jerry planes and still can't justify his continued existence with himself If I'd been a bit sillier or a bit intelligent or had guts or less guts or had two feet or no feet or been almost anything definite it woul


  3. Tina Tamman Tina Tamman says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookThis is a very good book that deserves to be better known widely read First published in 1943 it is still topical in its view of workers vs management particularly in the light of the coronavirus where our government relies on scientists and the science In 1943 Balchin poses the uestion do we want to win the war or are we just following proceduresHe has created a wonderful cast of people particularly the narrator whose opening paragraph I will cherish for a long time and his relationship with Sue Each of the characters comes to life is plausible and interesting And the whole book is written in an amusing way


  4. Rob Kitchin Rob Kitchin says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookNigel Balchin started the war as a psychologist in the personnel section of the War Office before transferring to the Army Council eventually becoming Deputy Scientific Officer By the end of the war he’d risen to the rank of Brigadier General His insider knowledge of how science was being employed to help the war effort gives The Small Back Room an authentic feel Indeed I was somewhat surprised that the book had been published during the war given that he paints a fairly negative picture of Whitehall politics the organisation of the scientific research and relations between the civilian scientists the civil service and the army It’s not difficult to suspect the novel might have been written as a means to highlight how things needed to change I found the story very engaging Although told from a first person perspective the story l


  5. CQM CQM says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookA minor masterpiece this At times it felt like reading about my own workplace much of the book is taken up with arguments about non scientists or scientists of different disciplines sticking their respective oars into things they know nothing about but don't let that leave you thinking this is a dull workplace drama From the two books of Balchin's I have read it s


  6. Peter Peter says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookNigel Balchin's other great book written of and during WW11 the other being Darkness falls from the airI love the way he lets dialogue drive his storiesAn enjoyable witty ultimately tense and thoughtful book


  7. Bettie Bettie says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookRichard Stevens' dramatisation of Nigel Balchin's tense Second World War thrillerSammy Rice is called in to try and solve the mystery of a series of unexploded bombs that are being scattered after German air raids They lie dormant and then inexplicably explode on human contactHollandBrine Paul Jesson Sammy Damian Lewis Tilly Dominc Rowan Waring Nick Rowe Sue Rebecca Saire Mair Christopher BenjaminStuart Will KeenJoe Stuart LaingPinkerStrang Sean Baker


  8. Neil Morgan Neil Morgan says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookLoved it It made me want to write about my work and the things that go on and the people who deserve and don’t deserve to be where they are Added to that it has a level of understatement and charm that make it particularly British and of a time The way the RAF hero describes how he won his second medal as if he’d tripped over it and the reluctance of Rice the main character to put himself forward for a role that he deservesLike another reviewer it reminded me of Stonor another compelling novel about an apparent underachiever in a professional world rewarding those who play the game


  9. Bill Lawrence Bill Lawrence says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookWell this wasn't what I was expecting I think I was expecting a WW2 spy thriller I was perplexed as I was waiting for the 'action' to start and then when it seemed to it didn't When I settled into it being something different I started to see something very interesting It is no surprise that Powell Pressburger filmed it after the war I haven'


  10. Robert Ronsson Robert Ronsson says:

    The Small Back Room ePUB ñ The Small MOBI :Ì small pdf, back ebok, room kindle, The Small download, The Small Back Room eBookThanks to Bill Lawrence for his review that prompted me to pick this up It is an insightful view on the British management style and is as relevant now in the 'war against an invisible enemy' as it was in the midst of WW2 when it was written In both cases men and it's still mostly men jockey for positions of influence little caring what effect their chinnanagins have on the war effort as long as they and their cronies accrue powerBalchin writes in a modern way describing events mostly through dialogue So much so that it easy to picture it as a play This techniue has the drawback of putting front and centre the unconscious and casually expressed sexism racism and gayism prevalent at the time This is not the first time I've winced when reading a passage in a book written before we all 'woke' up and it would be a sad choice to deny myself


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