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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099554158
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99
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Out Of The Shelter


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A novel of satiric insight and comic despair dealing with the lives and loves of ten young Catholics in the 1960s and 70s.

The restrictions of a wartime childhood in in London and subsequent post-war shortages have done little to enrich Timothy's early youth.

But everything changes when his glamorous older sister, Kath, invites him to spend the summer at Heidelberg. Kath, who left home long ago to work for hte American army, introduces her sixteen-year-old brother to a lifestyle that is deliriously fast, furious and extravagant. Dazzled by the indulgent habits of the American forces, but at the same time sensitive to the broken spirits of the German community beneath this sparkling surface, Timothy will find that his summer holiday is in more ways than one an unforgettable rite of passage.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099554158
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

David Lodge

David Lodge (CBE)’s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Praise for Out Of The Shelter

“His novels engender a flowing sense of fun.”

Spectator

“Lodge has brilliantly dramatized a kind of Anglo-American encounter. To have made so well-ordered and humanly engaging a work of fiction in the process is a striking achievement.”

Times Literary Supplement

“One of the best novelists of his generation.”

Anthony Burgess, Observer


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