Loving Monsters

Loving Monsters

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A chance encounter in a local store leads a writer to undertake to record the life of his neighbour, the enigmatic Raymond Jerningham Jebb; 'Jayjay' to his friends, self-styled impostor and lover. From the terrace of his Tuscan villa Jayjay offers him a biographer's dream: a no-holds barred account of a life lived in pursuit of the thrill of endless possibility.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 195 x 19.05mm | 430.91g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 1862074925
  • 9781862074927
  • 2,137,548

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'It is a tribute to the power of Loving Monsters that, on finishing it, I ignored the plaintive pile of unread books on the bedside table and instead hunted down and read some of the author's earlier work' Spectator 'There is a rare touch of authenticity about Loving Monsters, and few readers will care whether this thoughtful, provocative and extremely well written book is fact or fiction or something in between' Sunday Times 'Hamilton-Paterson has produced a literate, Nabokovian lark. Brilliant' Time Out
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About James Hamilton-Paterson

James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of Gerontius, Seven-Tenths, Three Miles Down and Griefwork, among other books. His work has been translated into many languages. He lives in Italy and the Phillippines.
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44 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 34% (15)
4 32% (14)
3 25% (11)
2 7% (3)
1 2% (1)
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