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Author Name:    AMIS, Kingsley

Title:   Old Devils. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Hutchinson, London, 1986, ISBN:0091637902 

Seller ID:   7172

AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils. London : Hutchinsion, (1986). First Edition. Pp. 294. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize for Fiction. "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional WelshmanAlun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon." "The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of isolation and lo ss, of regret for lost opportunity and for destructive selfishness too. Thereturn of flourishing Alun and Rhiannon Weaver to their native South Wales brings 'a shake-up all round' - for soft, sentimental Malcolm, disappointe d Gwen, thirsty Charlie at the end of his tether. Peter trapped in guilt and Muriel, his genial, venomous English wife, even Sophie, once 'the surest thing between Bridgend and Carmarthen town'. In varied ways - horrifically in one case - the past catches up with them all." Very good in dustjacket. 35.00


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