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The Old Devils : Vintage Classics : Winner of the 1986 Man Booker Prize - Kingsley Amis

The Old Devils : Vintage Classics

Winner of the 1986 Man Booker Prize


Published: April 2004
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Winner of the Booker Prize.

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon.

About the Author

Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. At one time he was a university lecturer, a keen reader of science fiction and a jazz enthusiast. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, which has become a modern classic, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including THE ALTERATION (1976), winner of the John W. Camp

"A brilliant novel. It is sadly comic and comically sad" -- Anthony Burgess "He was a genuine comic writer, probably the best after P. G. Wodehouse ... He had a lasting influence and was a very good novelist" -- John Mortimer "A bloody funny lovely bloody book... A genius at full throttle" Financial Times "In these explicit days, Mr Amis is the laureate of the unsayable, the literary it man" Sunday Telegraph

ISBN: 9780099461050
ISBN-10: 0099461056
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1