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ISBN: 159017576X / ISBN-13: 9781590175767

The Old Devils

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Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize. Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But ... Show synopsis

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  • The Old Devils (New York Review of Books) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Kingsley Amis, John Banville (Introduction by)

    The Old Devils

    Trade paperback, New York Review of Books
    2012
    English
    294 pages

    ISBN: 159017576X
    ISBN-13: 9781590175767

    Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis's "The Old Devils," which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years--when "all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast"--nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his ... Show more

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normin
by normin on Nov 13, 2008

I think this was one of Kingsley Amis' more disappointing efforts. I just lost interest in it early on.

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