Malcolm Bradbury The History Man

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The History Man

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The History Man tells the story of Barbara and Howard Kirk, their very modern marriage and their equally radical politics. Set in the fictional world of Watermouth University, Bradbury brilliantly captures the complexities of academic life, from tedious meetings and work-place machinations, to corruption and disruption at the highest levels. And as the unease and unhappiness behind the Kirk's relationship becomes apparent, so too does Bradbury's ability to dissect the human heart and character. His insightful, profound portrayal of a marriage in crisis is utterly convincing and compelling. 'Malcolm Bradbury has come up with a novel that simply must be read' ELIZABETH BERRIDGE, Daily Telegraph 'Extremely witty . . . Bradbury writes brilliantly' New York Times 'Very funny . . . a quite ruthless satire' Evening Standard

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Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic, and founder of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia. He was the author of seven novels, including The History Man and Rates of Exchange, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 and died the same year.

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'The funniest and best-written novel I have seen for a very long time' Auberon Waugh 'Grim wit, chill comedy and a fictional energy which is as imaginative as the tale is shocking' A. S. Byatt

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