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Retired bank manager George Pearmain is, apparently, dead. According to the behaviour of everyone around him, it would seem that he is no more. Not only that, but his mother has also passed away too - and on the eve of her 99th year, poor dear. Not only that, it could be that they were both murdered. He feels fine otherwise. As George's family gather for the birthday-celebration-that-never-was, he hovers around the house, watching and listening, entirely unseen. As a result, he makes all sorts of discoveries about himself, his wife Esmeralda and his supposedly happy family . . . Screamingly funny and strange, it asks the question: What if you could bear witness to your own demise?
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Nigel Williams is the author of sixteen previous novels - including the best-selling Wimbledon Trilogy. His stage plays include Class Enemy, still being performed all over the world, and a recently revived dramatization of William Goldberg's Lord of the Flies. He also wrote the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Elizabeth I, starring Dame Helen Mirren, while his BBC Radio 4 comedy, 'HR', with Jonathan Pryce and Nicolas le Prevost, has now run to four series. He has lived in the London borough of Putney for thirty years.Review:
A hilarious black comedy from acclaimed writer Nigel Williams * SheerLuxe.com * Two deaths wouldn't necessarily seem the best starting point for a comic novel, but author Nigel Williams manages to bring a very British sense of humour to it. * Oxford Times * Nigel Williams manages to bring a very British sense of humour to the matter of death through his disconcerted middle-aged anti-hero George, not to mention a cast of colourful characters. * The Herald * This has the best opening chapter of the year, if not the decade ... This black comedy is Williams's best since The Wimbledon Poisoner; he's the poet and satirist of genteel southwest London. Please buy it now; you'll thank me. * The Times * A delightful black comedy by a master of the genre ... Not just cunningly plotted, with some ghoulish twists, but surprisingly poignant * Mail on Sunday * Breathtakingly hilarious ... The perfect holiday read that will have you falling off your deckchair with mirth * Country Life * Not many paragraphs go by without at least one great joke. * Readers Digest *
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