What a Carve Up!

by Jonathan Coe

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Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into carparks; 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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Jonathan Coe's What A Carve Up! - part of the limited edition Penguin Street Art series: timeless writing, enduring design. Tragedy had struck the Winshaws twice before, but never on such a terrible scale . (Newspaper-columnist). Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into carparks; 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. In fact the Winshaw family are getting richer and crueller by the day. But once eccentric biographer Michael Owen uncovers their trail of greed, corruption and immoral doings the time seems ripe for their comeuppance... Probably the best English novelist of his generation . (Nick Hornby). Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He is the author of nine bestselling novels, including The Accidental Woman; A Touch of Love; What a Carve Up!; The House of Sleep, winner of the1998 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. Jonathan Coe lives in London. The Penguin Street Art series marries timeless writing with enduring design. Some of the world's leading street artists have designed new covers especially for ten classic contemporary books from Penguin: Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd; Armadillo by William Boyd; And The Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave; What a Carve Up by Jonathan Coe; Americana by Don DeLillo; Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris; The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid; The Believers by Zoe Heller; How to Be Good by Nick Hornby; and Lights out for the Territory by Iain Sinclair.

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What a Carve Up! Press Reviews

Big, hilarious, intricate, furious, moving Guardian Probably the best English novelist of his generation.  Nick Hornby

 

Everything a novel ought to be: courageous, challenging, funny, sad - and peopled with a fine troupe of characters.  The Times

 

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


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

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ISBN: 9780241964767
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
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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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