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What a Carve Up!

by Jonathan Coe

Part of the Penguin Street Art Series

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Evergreens

What a Carve Up! Synopsis

The hilarious 1980s political satire by Jonathan Coe, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Newspaper-columnist Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into car parks; Roddy's selling art in return for sex; down on the farm Dorothy's squeezing every last pound from her livestock; Thomas is making a killing on the stock exchange; and Mark is selling arms to dictators.

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What a Carve Up! Press Reviews

'A sustained feat of humour, suspense and polemic, full of twists and ironies' Hilary Mantel, Sunday Times

'A riveting social satire on the chattering and all-powerful upper classes' Time Out

'Big, hilarious, intricate, furious, moving' Guardian

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ISBN: 9780241978917
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241964767
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241978917
Publication date: 4th August 2016
Author: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. Expo 58 is his tenth novel. The previous nine are all available in Penguin: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up! (which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), The House of Sleep (which won the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger), The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse Prize), The Closed Circle, The Rain Before It Falls and The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim. His biography of the novelist B.S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, won the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction book of the year.

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