Description - The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry
A hilarious and brilliant novel from the comedian, actor and polymathic TV presenter.
The outrageously funny second novel, and now major motion picture, from British actor, comedian, author, presenter, journalist and national treasure, Stephen Fry.
Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months' repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.
But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted.
Praise for The Hippopotamus-
'One of the funniest people writing on either side of the Atlantic...like a combination of Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis' Publishers Weekly
'Deliciously wicked!' New York Times
'Fresh, filthy, funny and fizzing with ideas' Evening Standard
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
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Author Biography - Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry- The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. And his legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.
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