The final novel in David Lodge's prize-winning campus trilogy
When Vic Wilcox (MD of Pringle’s engineering works) meets English lecturer Dr Robyn Penrose, sparks fly as their lifestyles and ideologies collide head on. What, after all, are they supposed to learn from each other? But in time both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other’s worlds – and about themselves.
“A funny, intelligent and superbly placed social comedy”
The New York Times
“A work of immense intelligence, informative, disturbing and diverting”
“As a comedy of society and class misunderstandings, Lodge has never observed more sharply... A very nice work indeed”
“Rich in reserves of humour and irony...the book is a delight ”
Mail on Sunday