• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Grub Street Irregular: Scenes from Literary Life (Hardback)
  • Grub Street Irregular: Scenes from Literary Life (Hardback)
zoom

Grub Street Irregular: Scenes from Literary Life (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback Published: 01/07/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

An engaging, wickedly funny and splendidly anecdotal memoir of a career spent among writers, agents, publishers and bookmen and women of every stripe. Jeremy Lewis's first memoir, 'Playing for Time', was hailed by James Lees-Milne as 'the funniest and best written book I've read for years.' His second, 'Kindred Spirits', was described by John Carey as 'sheer pleasure from start to finish'. Now he has written a third autobiographical account of his encounters with literary figures over the last two decades which fittingly caps the previous two. A rich sense of the absurd and a profound understanding of the extreme comicality of life, together with a delight in the oddities of human behaviour, are the hallmarks of Jeremy Lewis's world. Bumbling figures of the book trade and eccentric luminaries of Grub Street alike are grist to his mill; his characterisations of Andre Deutsch, James Lees-Milne, Alan Ross, Richard Cobb, Barbara Skelton and dozens of others -- are written with huge warmth and affection. Seldom has modern literary life been described with such a sense of relish and enjoyment; and seldom has the reader been so richly entertained by a gallery of eccentric portraits.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780002559065
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Down and Out in Paris and London
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Cost of Living
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Figures in a Landscape
Added to basket
84 Charing Cross Road
Added to basket
Levels of Life
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Pigeon Tunnel
Added to basket
Keeping On Keeping On
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
A Life in the Day
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Rosie
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Patrick Melrose Volume 2
Added to basket
Boy
Added to basket
Boy
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Rooms of their Own
Added to basket
Patrick Melrose Volume 1
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Letter to My Mother
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.