If Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie had ever managed to collaborate, they might have produced this shamelessly entertaining novel, which introduces readers to what may be the most powerful family in England–and is certainly the vilest. A tour de force of menace, malicious comedy, and torrential social bile, this book marks the American debut of an extraordinary writer.
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John Llewellyn Rhys PrizeWINNER 1994
About Jonathan Coe
JONATHAN COE’s awards include the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Éntranger, the Prix Médicis Étranger, and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing. He lives in London with his wife and their two daughters.
Published by Vintage Jan 03, 1996| 512 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679754053