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  • Published: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099461029
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

You Can't Do Both




'Has you moved to tears. Amis amazes at every turn-A masterpiece from a master' Mail on Sunday

Robin Davies is both a shrewd observer and an energetic actor in a drama that takes him from school to Oxford. With him we live through all the pangs of a pre-war adolescence in South London, and on through his rites of passage to adulthood, involving rebellion, self-discovery, sex, seduction and commitment. YOU CAN'T DO BOTH is classic Amis - brilliantly funny, outrageous, and alive to every social nuance; it is also tender, compellingly insightful and strongly autobiographical.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099461029
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

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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