Lost for Words

by Edward St. Aubyn

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Lost for Words Synopsis

'Belly-achingly hilarious' Sunday Times 'Written with restless wit ...a pleasure.' Observer 'What makes you smile, and smile, and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.' Novel of the Week, Mail on Sunday 'Everything St. Aubyn writes is worth reading for the cleansing rancor of his intelligence and the fierce elegance of his prose.' Anne Enright, New York Times Book Review 'Black and brilliant stuff ...Very clever and extremely funny.' The Times

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The Good Book Guide Review

In this entertaining parody St Aubyn has conjured an entertaining cast of aspiring authors competing for the ‘Elysian Prize’, while each of the conniving judges has their own agenda. As ever, the issue of ‘readability’ is raised, as it was by Stella Rimington when she chaired the Booker Prize; and coincidentally, like Rimington, one of the characters here writes thrillers. The pastiche of this genre and many other styles of writing are among the best parts of this entertaining read, which funnily enough, recently won the Bollinger Everyman Prize for comic fiction.

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ISBN: 9780330454230
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330454223
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330454230
Publication date: 18th June 2015
Author: Edward St. Aubyn
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of seven novels, the most recent of which is At Last, the final volume in his Melrose series of novels. The others are 'Never Mind' (winner of the Betty Trask Award), 'Bad News', 'Mother’s Milk' (shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and winner of the 2007 Prix Femina Etranger and the 2007 South Bank Show Award for Literature). Edward St Aubyn's other novels are 'On the Edge' (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize) and 'A Clue to the Exit'.   Author photo © Timothy Allen

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