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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099554226
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99
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The British Museum Is Falling Down


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A brilliant satire from the Booker-shortlisted author of Deaf Sentence, about academia, religion and the perils of 'Vatican roulette'

The British Museum is Falling Down is a brilliant comic satire of academia, religion and human entanglements. First published in 1965, it tells the story of hapless, scooter-riding young research student Adam Appleby, who is trying to write his thesis but is constantly distracted – not least by the fact that, as Catholics in the 1960s, he and his wife must rely on ‘Vatican roulette’ to avoid a fourth child.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099554226
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

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 The British Museum Is Falling Down

“A comic tour de force...the hapless Appleby remains one of his most keenly observed characters”

Observer

“Brilliantly funny”

Guardian


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