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The Biographer's Moustache

Amis, Kingsley

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ISBN 10: 0002253305 / ISBN 13: 9780002253307
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Biographer's Moustache

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, has been commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist Jimmie Fane. It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and unforseen difficulties.

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'I found my hand stealing towards this book at every spare moment' - SUZI FEAY, Independent on Sunday

'A good dry romantic comedy with a distinctive Amis wit. The Biographer's Moustache is light, funny and splendid in its prejudices, and at times touching in its compassion.' - MALCOLM BRADBURY, Mail on Sunday

'Biographers Moustache is rich in shrewd and mischievous social observation. The reader - or this reader, at any rate - shouts with laughter as another pretension is skewered. Amis allows his characters' graces and strengths to emerge gradually and stealthily; this underlying texture of his writing is part of his greatness as a novelist.' - PETER WHITEBROOK, Scotland on Sunday

'Full of characteristic Amisian qualities: wit, pace, linguistic dexterity, character, thoughtfulness.' - ERIC JACOBS, The Spectator

'Every bit as readable as any of its predecessors. Amis's extraordinary skill at shaping material and his ear for dialogue seem to be as sharp as ever.' - A. N. WILSON, Evening Standard

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