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The Rotters' Club - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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The Rotters' Club - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 06/06/2019
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Utterly hilarious and deeply affecting, Coe’s paean to the pop culture and politics of 1970s Birmingham revels in keenly drawn characterisation and nimble, witty prose. The story of a group of teenagers attempting to navigate their way through the vicissitudes of the decade, The Rotters’ Club is an endlessly rewarding literary treat.          

'Sometimes I feel that I am destined always to be offstage whenever the main action occurs. That God has made me the victim of some cosmic practical joke, by assigning me little more than a walk-on part in my own life . . .'

Coming of age in 1970s' Birmingham, teenager Benjamin Trotter is about to discover the agonies and ecstasies of growing up. Whether it is first love or last rites, IRA bombs or industrial strife, prog versus punk rock, expectations of bad poetry or an unexpected life-changing experience involving lost swimming trunks, The Rotters' Club is a heartfelt and hilarious portrait of a particular time and place featuring characters recognisable the world over . . .

'Very funny, a compulsive and gripping read' The Times

'Hugely entertaining' The Observer

'A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends' Independent on Sunday

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241986479
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'One of those sweeping, ambitious yet hugely readable, moving and richly comic novels that you find all too rarely in English fiction ... a masterpiece.' - Daily Telegraph

'Very funny ... a compulsive and gripping read. Coe has achieved that rare feat: a novel stuffed with characters you really care for.' - The Times

'A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends.' - Independent on Sunday

'Very funny, a compulsive and gripping read.' - The Times

'Hugely entertaining.' - The Observer

'A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends.' - Independent on Sunday

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“Surprisingly brilliant.”

I was given this book by my uncle who was brought up in the seventies and reminisced throughout the book. Being a teenager in the 90s and 00s I left it on my bookshelf until I had nothing left to read. I found the... More

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“One of my all time favourites!”

This book was bought for me by a friend and I loved it! It's set in Birmingham where I studied at university so I loved knowing where the characters lived, worked and went to school. This book is set against the... More

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