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  • Published: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099461067
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $29.99

Memoirs


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'Endlessly entertaining... Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read... Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph

Elegant, provocative and hugely entertaining, Kingsley Amis's memoirs are filled with anecdotes, experiences and portraits of famous friends, family, acquaintances (and a few eminent foes). From his childhood days to Oxford and army life, his travels abroad and his years as a successful novelist, Memoirs offers extraordinary insights into a unique literary life.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099461067
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $29.99

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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Praise for Memoirs

“Endlessly entertaining... Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read... Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive”

Sunday Telegraph

“Horribly enjoyable... The chief feeling is shame at laughing quite so much”

Independent on Sunday

“Kingsley Amis's funniest book since Lucky Jim. It's humour is heart-warmingly malicious”

Sunday Times

“He is nasty about people that have amply deserved it one way or the other; he deflates pretension; he exposes doublethink...he also excels in hailing poets and truepennies”

Guardian

“Amis can be sharp and even brutal as well as funny and indiscreet...he has evidently written Memoirs with relish”

Sunday Telegraph


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