biographer"s moustache

by Kingsley Amis

Publisher: Flamingo in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 282 Downloads: 704
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StatementKingsley Amis.
LC ClassificationsPR6001.M6 B56 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination282 p. ;
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL927654M
ISBN 100002253305
LC Control Number95227158

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About the Author Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, gets commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist, Jimmie Fane.

It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and. The comedy in The Biographer’s Moustache is darker. A young, mustachioed literary man, Gordon Scott-Thompson, determines that Jimmie Fane, an older, snobbish novelist with a slew of ex-wives, is due for a biographical treatment.

The Biographer's Moustache relates the misadventures of Gordon Scott-Thompson, a dissipated biographers moustache book somewhat decent literary journalist who accepts a commission to write the biography of an aged author of mediocre novels, one Jimmy Fane - upper-class snob, egoist, and all-round bad egg.

Author: Amis, Kingsley. Title: The Biographer’s Moustache. Publisher: Flamingo Description: 1/1 UK Condition: Book and jacket are in excellent condition. Slight tanning to page edges. Size: 2.

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