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  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141399416
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 250
  • RRP: $12.99

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Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain's new redbrick universities. A moderately successful future in the History department beckons. As long as Jim can survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch's, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son Bertrand.

  • Pub date: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141399416
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 250
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis has been described as 'the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century'. Born in 1922, he wrote over twenty novels, including Lucky Jim (1954), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction, The Old Devils (1986), which won the Booker Prize, and The Biographer's Moustache (1995). He also published several collections of short stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amis was awarded a CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in 1995.

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