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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 05/08/2004
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Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted. With this funny and deliciously readable novel, Stephen Fry takes his place as one of the most talented comic novelists of his generation.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099457039
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this" * Mail on Sunday *
"Fresh, filthy, funny and fizzing with ideas" * Evening Standard *
"One of the funniest people writing on either side of the Atlantic ... like a combination of Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis but funnier than either" * Publishers Weekly *
"Deliciously wicked" * New York Times *

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“The Hippopotamus”

This is a classic example of the superb wit and crude yet eloquent language that Fry is able to weave whilst telling a brilliant story following Ted, a down and out poetic turned theater critic who has been fired from... More

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