The Unspeakable Skipton (Prion Humour Classics) by Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell is the award-winning author of the Chief Inspector Wexford mysteries.

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The Unspeakable Skipton (Prion Humour Classics) by Ruth Rendell


Features

  • Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 7.25 x 4.75
  • Publisher: Prion Books; (September 2002)
  • ISBN: 1853754714

    Book Description
    First published in 1959, Pamela Hansford Johnson’s satire on the life of a writer is a classic comedy of the ego. And anyone who thinks “genius” pays the rent had better think again—Skipton is here to prove that it doesn’t. New Introduction by Ruth Rendell.


    From the Publisher
    Daniel Skipton is a Pioneer in Art. He’s also a rogue who hasn’t done an honest day’s work in his life. Instead, he bullies support out of aging relatives he’s never met and harangues his publisher for advances on non–existent projects. The world owes Skipton a living, but it doesn’t want to pay up. Outraged by life and choked with anger, our self–proclaimed literary genius lives by his wits in the Belgian city of Bruges. Along with a pack of...
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    Reader Reviews
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: funny (if you have a sense of humor), August 12, 2002 Reviewer: Paul Graham from Cambridge, MA United States I'm halfway through this book. It's hilarious. Very vivid. I've never read anything quite like it. The fact that grumpy idealogues are denouncing it here is a sign of how wickedly funny it is. (Grumpy idealogues are oblivious to funny, but they have a good nose for wickedness.)

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