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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409059288
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Heads You Win

'Richly inventive. Intelligent wit... elegiac charm... wonderfully funny' - Sunday Times

Heads You Win is a tragicomedy of second chances. After taking early retirement, Gus Cotton is surprised to find himself persuaded by two old friends - a disgraced wheeler-dealer and a convicted drug smuggler - into taking on the City by launching the greatest headhunting company of all time. Added to this mix, the fourth partner in their venture is a beautiful young woman with an alcoholic past.

In this, the final volume of his Chronicle of Modern Twilight series, Ferdinand Mount has created a poignant and hilariously funny exploration of the concept that none of us is beyond redemption.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409059288
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Ferdinand Mount

Ferdinand Mount is a reviewer, influential collumnist and political commentator. He has written for the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times, and was editor of TheTimes Literary Supplement from 1991 to 2003. He was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Of Love and Asthma (Vintage), the first of the Chronicle of Modern Twilight Series, and has since written Heads You Win, the bestselling memoir Cold Cream and, most recently, The New Few: A Very British Oligarchy. He lives in London.

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Praise for Heads You Win

An acute observer of manners and styles


Here is an imagination that effortlessly brings character after character to valiant, preposterous, malevolent or desperate life. Here is a writer who deserves to be far more widely read



Literary Review

It has a lightness, a breadth... an impressive energy and a humane comedy... Entertaining and affecting

Times Literary Supplement

Sophisticated comedy-what gives it its distinction is the quality of observation and the unusual marriage of high spirits with melancholy awareness of the passing of time


The only bad thing about this novel is that it had to end

Sunday Telegraph

Why is he not spoken of in the same breath as Amis, Barnes and co? One of the best novels I have read this year

D. J. Taylor, Independent on Sunday

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