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  • Published: 11 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241967027
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Number 11




Coe's brilliantly funny skewering of modern Britain - in the tradition of What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club

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.

  • Published: 11 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241967027
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham, UK, in 1961. He began writing at an early age. His first surviving story, a detective thriller called The Castle of Mystery, was written when he was eight. His first published novel was The Accidental Woman in 1987, but it was his fourth, What a Carve Up!, that established his reputation as one of England’s finest comic novelists, winning the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1985 and being translated into many languages. Seven bestselling novels and many other awards have followed, including the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for Like A Fiery Elephant, a biography of the experimental novelist, B. S. Johnson. Jonathan lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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