Old Devils by Kingsley Amis
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Old Devils
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Old Devils by Kingsley Amis

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099461050
ISBN-10: 0099461056
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Booker Prize Winner 1986. Among Kingsley Amis's later novels, this alone recaptured the flair and comic invention of his earlier work, leavened with a new and mordant savagery for which the Old Devil himself became renowned. As a vision of growing old disgracefully, this biting novel is unlikely to be bettered, with three men joining their wives in a simple ambition: to drink Wales dry, while setting the world to rights. But chaos reigns when their company is joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, who have decided to return to their Celtic roots. Soon, of course, the knives are out with a vengeance. The sheer energy of Amis's prose (not to mention the scalding wit) suggests anything but crabbed age, and this irresistible late salvo from a comic master is one to be savoured - whatever your age. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - 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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