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    DescriptionTed Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted. With this funny and deliciously readable novel, Stephen Fry takes his place as one of the most talented comic novelists of his generation.


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    Title
    The Hippopotamus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Fry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099457039
    ISBN 10: 0099457032
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: FBC
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    12 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. And his legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.
    Review quote
    "My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this" Mail on Sunday "Fresh, filthy, funny and fizzing with ideas" Evening Standard "One of the funniest people writing on either side of the Atlantic ... like a combination of Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis but funnier than either" Publishers Weekly "Deliciously wicked" New York Times
    Back cover copy
    'Deliciously wicked' New York Times Ted Wallace is a sour, old, cantankerous beast, a womanising and whisky-sodden bounder of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted. 'My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this' Mail on Sunday