Paradise Postponed

Paradise Postponed : With a new Introduction by Jeremy Paxman

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Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. John Mortimer's "Paradise Postponed" was first published in 1985. At the heart of the story lies a mystery. Why, on his death, has Simeon Simcox, the CND-marching Rector of Rapstone Fanner, left his fortune not to his two sons but to an odious Tory Minister? "Paradise Postponed" provides a brilliant, hilarious portrait of life in Margaret Thatcher's England.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 359g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141049529
  • 9780141049526
  • 677,520

About Sir John Mortimer

John Mortimer was a novelist, playwright and barrister. He was knighted for his services to the arts in 1998, and died in 2009. The Rapstone Trilogy - consisting of Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets - captured the Thatcher years perfectly with its enthralling tale of the rise of Tory MP Leslie Titmuss.
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