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You Can't Do Both Kingsley Amis

You Can't Do Both By Kingsley Amis

You Can't Do Both by Kingsley Amis


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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Robin Davies knows how to look after number one. As Robin stumbles through his rites of passage to adulthood, involving rebellion, self-discovery, sex, war, seduction and the threat of commitment, we come to realise just how far he will go to have his cake and eat it.

You Can't Do Both Summary

You Can't Do Both by Kingsley Amis

Robin Davies knows how to look after number one. Raised in a bland suburb of South London in the 1930s, Robin longs for the freedom to do what he wants. When he escapes to study in Oxford, he meets Nancy Bennett, a young woman even less worldly than himself. As Robin stumbles through his rites of passage to adulthood, involving rebellion, self-discovery, sex, war, seduction and the threat of commitment, we come to realise just how far he will go to have his cake and eat it.

You Can't Do Both Reviews

Acutely and poignantly observed-there is still fire in the old devil's belly * Daily Telegraph *
As finely judged, as exactly observed, as vividly conceived as anything he has written * The Times *
Funny, touching, well-constructed, sharply evocative of time and place and written with characteristic Amisian aplomb. It is a first class addition to his oeuvre * Spectator *
Will have you whooping with delight -- John Osborne * Literary Review *

About Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils, winner of the Booker Prize in 1986, and The Biographer's Moustache, which was to be his last book. He also wrote on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in October 1995.

Additional information

GOR001901586
9780099461029
0099461021
You Can't Do Both by Kingsley Amis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20040701
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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