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  • The Art of Fiction by David Lodge
    The Art of Fiction (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce.

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  • Changing Places by David Lodge
    Changing Places (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    When Philip Swallow and Professor Morris Zapp participate in their universities' Anglo-American exchange scheme, the Fates play a hand, and each academic finds himself enmeshed in the life of his counterpart on the opposite side of the Atlantic.

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  • Nice Work by David Lodge
    Nice Work (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    When Vic Wilcox (MD of Pringle's engineering works) meets English lecturer Dr Robyn Penrose, sparks fly as their lifestyles and ideologies collide head on. What, after all, are they supposed to learn from each other? But in time both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's worlds - and about themselves.

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  • Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
    Lucky Jim (English, Paperback) Kingsley Amis

    Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain's new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons - as long as Jim can stave off the unwelcome advances of fellow lecturer Margaret, survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch's, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England'.

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  • Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
    Deaf Sentence (Paperback) David Lodge

    Retired Professor of Linguistics Desmond Bates is going deaf. It's a bother for his wife who has an enviably successful new career and is too busy to be endlessly repeating herself. Roles are reversed with his aging father, who resents his son's attempts to help him.

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  • Small World by David Lodge
    Small World (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    Philip Swallow, Morris Zapp, Persse McGarrigle and the lovely Angelica are the jet-propelled academics who are on the move, in the air and on the make in David Lodge's satirical Small World. It is a world of glamorous travel and high excitement, where stuffy lecture rooms are swapped for lush corners of the globe, and romance is in the air...

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  • Paradise News by David Lodge
    Paradise News (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    But when he travels to Hawaii with his reluctant father Jack, to visit Jack's dying, estranged sister it feels more like purgatory than paradise.

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  • The Campus Trilogy by David Lodge
    The Campus Trilogy (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    'One of the very best English comic novelists of the post-war era' Time OutThe plot lines of The Campus Trilogy, radiating from its hub at the redbrick University of Rummidge, trace the comic adventures of academics who move outside familiar territory.

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  • Daisy Miller by Henry James
    Daisy Miller (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions?

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  • The Modes of Modern Writing by David Lodge
    The Modes of Modern Writing (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    Reprint. Originally published: London: E. Arnold, 1977.

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  • Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge
    Out Of The Shelter (Paperback) David Lodge

    The restrictions of a wartime childhood in in London and subsequent post-war shortages have done little to enrich Timothy's early youth. Kath, who left home long ago to work for the American army, introduces her sixteen-year-old brother to a lifestyle that is deliriously fast, furious and extravagant.

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  • Howards End by E. M. Forster
    Howards End (English, Paperback) E. M. Forster, David Lodge

    A chance acquaintance brings together the preposterous bourgeois Wilcox family and the clever, cultured and idealistic Schlegel sisters. As clear-eyed Margaret develops a friendship with Mrs Wilcox, the impetuous Helen brings into their midst a young bank clerk named Leonard Bast, who lives at the edge of poverty and ruin.

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  • The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton
    The Slaves of Solitude (English, Paperback) Patrick Hamilton

    England in the middle of World War II, a war that seems fated to go on forever, a war that has become a way of life. Heroic resistance is old hat. Everything is in short supply, and tempers are even shorter. Overwhelmed by the terrors and rigors of the Blitz, middle-aged Miss Roach has retreated to the relative safety and stupefying boredom of the suburban town of Thames Lockdon, where she rents a...

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  • Therapy by David Lodge
    Therapy (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marraige, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence 'Tubby' Passmore has more reason than most to be happy.

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  • The Practice of Writing by David Lodge
    The Practice of Writing (Paperback) David Lodge

    In this absorbing volume, David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills onto his own profession, salutes the great writers who have influenced his work, wonders about the motives of biographers, ponders the merits of creative writing courses, pulls the rug from under certain theoretical critics and throws open the curtains on his own workshop.

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  • The British Museum Is Falling Down by David Lodge
    The British Museum Is Falling Down (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    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.

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  • The Year of Henry James by David Lodge
    The Year of Henry James (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    In 2004, Henry James featured as a character in no less than three novels - David Lodge's Author, Author was one of them. With insightful and amusing candour, here he traces the history of his book from conception to publication, pondering the mystery - and indeed the anguish - of so many novels about James appearing at the same time.

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  • Ginger, You're Barmy by David Lodge
    Ginger, You're Barmy (Paperback) David Lodge

    An endless round of kit layout, square-bashing, shepherd's pie 'made with real shepherds' and drills is relieved only by the occasional lecture on firearms or V.D. The reckless, impulsive Mike and the more pragmatic Jonathan adopt radically different attitudes to survive this two-year confiscation of their freedom, with dramatic consequences

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  • A Man of Parts by David Lodge
    A Man of Parts (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    A MAN OF CONTRADICTIONS. Charting his unpromising start as a draper's assistant to his rapid rise to fame as a writer with a prophetic imagination, his immersion in socialist politics and his belief in and practice of free love, A Man of Parts is an astonishing novel of passion, ambition and controversy.

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  • The Language of Fiction by David Lodge
    The Language of Fiction (English, Paperback) David Lodge

    Now including a new introduction from the author, this major work from one of England's finest living writers is essential reading for all those who care about the creation and appreciation of literature.

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