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Bleak Expectations

by Mark Evans

eBooks of the Month Humorous and Funny Books

Bleak Expectations Synopsis

Based on the beloved Radio 4 series, Bleak Expectations recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to make his way in a world made all horrible by the machinations of his cruel guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent. Grim circumstances, mistaken identities, nightmarish court-cases, ridiculous names, convenient coincidences to resolve plot problems, over-sentimental death scenes and lots and lots of adjectives: Bleak Expectations is a novel like Charles Dickens might have written after far too much gin.

Bleak Expectations Press Reviews

The funniest book since the one I haven't written yet. Mark Evans sets the bar annoyingly high. -- Robert Webb

 

Deliciously irreverent spoof of all things Victorian and melodramatic...Evans keeps the gag rate high.  - The Observer

 

A brilliant Dickens pastiche.  - The Telegraph

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781472112583
Publication date: 15/05/2014
Publisher: Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781472103406
Publication date: 15/11/2012
Publisher: Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472112583
Publication date: 15th May 2014
Author: Mark Evans
Publisher: Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Humour,
Categories: TV tie-in humour,

About Mark Evans

Mark Evans has written really quite often for television and radio, including five series of Radio 4's Bleak Expectations, BBC2's The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff and That Mitchell and Webb Look. He is also the author of this book, the one you're holding or looking at now. He lives in North London with one wife, no dog and enough children, thank you, and can be bribed quite easily to do most things involving words.

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