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History (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 21/07/2022
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Waterstones Says

Actor and comedian Miles Jupp delivers a hilarious and heart-breaking novel of a frustrated private school teacher against whom the odds never seem to stop stacking.

A fiendishly funny tragicomedy about a man on the edge, from much-loved actor and comedian Miles Jupp.

Clive Hapgood is feeling stuck. The private school he teaches at is consuming his life, no thanks to wretched headteacher Julian Crouch. The gentle country life Clive envisaged has stifled him and left his marriage on the brink. What he needs is a holiday - something to remind him and Helen what life used to be like. But when things don't go to plan, and an incident at school begins to weigh heavy on his head, Clive's life starts to unravel in front of him. Has he got it in him to turn things around, whatever the cost? After all, it's his own time he's wasting...

For readers of Jonathan Coe, Mark Watson, Michael Frayn and David Nicholls.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472239976
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Very funny set pieces and one-liners - Daily Mail

Well-observed . . . [Jupp] has fun skewering the absurdities of public-school life - Mail on Sunday

Very funny - Metro

A sensitive and insightful depiction of a midlife crisis, while simultaneously extracting every last ounce of comedy and farce from Clive's situation . . . Jupp writes in the wonderfully wry, deadpan style comic style that his fans will recognise from his TV and radio appearances. - Sunday Express

Jupp's witty novel has some telling things to say about British hypocrisy and the culture at independent schools, where students "generally leave with an innate capacity to bedishonest". - The Independent

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“Good but overlong and needed editing”

A good book (though slightly overlong and could have done with some editing I felt to make it shorter and tighter story wise).
It is hard at time as the main character Clive you feel both sympathy for and yet at... More

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“Hard to define….?”

I read this book in two long sittings as I was keen to see where the plot was leading .It is the late 1990sand Clive Hapgood our key protagonist is trapped in life working in a private school where values are... More

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“Bleak but astute”

This was a harder going read than expected about a history teacher at a private school who is struggling both in his professional and personal life. Clive has been teaching a number of years now, initially at a state... More

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