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The Folks That Live On The Hill Kingsley Amis

The Folks That Live On The Hill By Kingsley Amis

The Folks That Live On The Hill by Kingsley Amis


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Summary

Harry Caldecote is a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions just to keep the peace at the King's pub in Shepherd's Hill.

The Folks That Live On The Hill Summary

The Folks That Live On The Hill by Kingsley Amis

Harry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive dogs just to keep the peace at the King's pub in Shepherd's Hill. But when the Adams' Institute of Cultural and Commercial History in America offers him the opportunity to do 'whatever he wanted to do' in a picturesque lakeside town, he faces a choice between freedom or responsibility - and whether to take charge of his own life.

The Folks That Live On The Hill Reviews

Like Waugh he is a consummate writer of sentences, a mordant practitioner of perfected English prose ... Amis's gift for outrage is as alert as ever * Independent *
Sometimes sharply funny, sometimes bluntly genial, altogether the most successful book he has written for years * Sunday Times *

About Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis's (1922-95) works take a humorous yet highly critical look at British society, especially in the period following the end of World War II. Born in London, Amis explored his disillusionment in novels such as That Uncertain Feeling (1955). His other works include The Green Man (1970), Stanley and the Women (1984), and The Old Devils (1986), which won the Booker Prize. Amis also wrote poetry, criticism, and short stories.

Additional information

GOR005319933
9780141194301
0141194308
The Folks That Live On The Hill by Kingsley Amis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2012-06-07
320
N/A
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