A highly entertaining novel about a successful sitcom writer's search for his lost contentment.
David Lodge (CBE)'s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Full of delights... His view of our neuroses is sane, intelligent
and amused -- John Mortimer * Sunday Times *
Energetic, comic...a highly ingenious games-board of moves and counter-moves * Sunday Telegraph *
Lodge remains one of the very best English comic novelists of the post-war era; and Therapy is good for you * Time Out *
Takes off on wings of humour and pathos which would not have disgraced Lodge's great hero Dickens... A splendid novel * Daily Express *
A real treat...a joy - a sobering joy, but a joy none the less * Observer *