To quote William Gerhardie's own synopsis this work is 'a novel about two men treading the donkey-round of paradise deferred, their literary friendship strained to breaking-point by rivalry in love'. The two men are Max Fisher (Hugh Kingsmill) and Victor Thurbon (William Gerhardie himself). In her biography of William Gerhardie (to be reissued in Faber Finds) Dido Davies describes it as being 'unquestionably amongst the most entertaining and comic of Gerhardie's novels'.'The tale is extremely funny ... It is bitter, capricious, occasionally incoherent and without any feeling for the existence of organized society. But extremely funny it is, and extremely original. No sentence in it can be foreseen. The man has genius.' Arnold Bennett, Evening Standard
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571248933 Number of pages: 224 Weight: 244 g Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 16 mm Edition: Main
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect.
Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
This item can be requested from the shops shown below. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby, add the item to your basket instead and select 'Deliver to my local shop' at the checkout, to be able to collect it from there at a later date.
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at