The Old Devils

The Old Devils

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Description

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 277g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099461056
  • 9780099461050
  • 45,154

Review Text

"A bloody funny lovely bloody book... A genius at full throttle"
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Review quote

"A copy should be given out with every bus pass." -- John Sutherland * The Times * "A brilliant novel. It is sadly comic and comically sad" -- Anthony Burgess "He was a genuine comic writer, probably the best after P. G. Wodehouse ... He had a lasting influence and was a very good novelist" -- John Mortimer "A bloody funny lovely bloody book... A genius at full throttle" * Financial Times * "In these explicit days, Mr Amis is the laureate of the unsayable, the literary it man" * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils, winner of the Booker Prize in 1986, and The Biographer's Moustache, which was to be his last book. He also wrote on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in October 1995.
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Rating details

2,766 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 14% (397)
4 30% (825)
3 36% (992)
2 14% (395)
1 6% (157)
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