What a Carve Up!

What a Carve Up!

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Michael is a lonely writer, obsessed by a film featuring a mad knifeman. When he is commissioned to write the family history of the Winshaws he realizes that the family have cast a blight on his life and he decides to take his revenge by re-enacting his favourite film.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 22mm | 299.37g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • illustrations geneal. table
  • 0140234217
  • 9780140234213
  • 813,677

Review Text

The mention of Thatcher's Britain might make you want to chew the wallpaper, but in this great blast of a novel, tenderness and laughter lock you to every page as the adventures of our hero, Michael Owen, amidst the Winshaw family, make you laugh, rage or fret for your fellow man and woman. This is the England of a Dickens of today; or Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times - for modern times. (Kirkus UK)show more

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3 17% (1,084)
2 4% (275)
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