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. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst. As Tubby's life ...
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. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst. As Tubby's life fragments under the weight of his self-obsession, he embarks - via Kierkegaard, strange beds from Rummidge to Tenerife to Beverly Hills, a fit of literary integrity and memories of his 1950s South London boyhood - on a picaresque quest for his lost contentment.
First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine. DW is not price clipped. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. No annotations or inscriptions. 9.4" x 6.4". 322 pp. A novel about a wealthy TV sitcom writer who journeys back through his life to find out what is causing his unease. In the process he 'discovers' the writings of Kierkegaard and begins to see himself as suffering from existentialist Angst. The novel therefore serves as an introduction to existentialism. It also traces a life mainly in London and the Midlands of the UK from the 1950s to the 1990s with some perceptive insights into the society of those decades in the UK.
Good+ 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Uncorrected Proof paperback. Signed to title page by author, in good+ condition. Clean and bright throughout. Please allow 3-6 days for delivery. No quibble refund if not entirely satisfied.
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author(s) A hardcover copy in navy bloth cloth-covered boards with gilt titling to the spin. In very good condition. The illustrated dust-jacket is in very good condition. This copy is from the library of renowned writer Nuala Ó Faoláin, and has been dedicated to her by the author on the title page. Signed by the author on the title page. Binding is tight and sound. Inside, this copy remains crisp, clean and fresh.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. F/F First Edition signed by the author on the title page. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. Protagonist with general unease looking for contentment...."the author takes a zigzag route, mined with jolting surprises, leading to a ripely sardonic reward. "
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