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The British Museum Is Falling Down

by David Lodge

The British Museum Is Falling Down Synopsis

The British Museum is Falling Down is a brilliant comic satire of academia, religion and human entanglements. First published in 1965, it tells the story of hapless, scooter-riding young research student Adam Appleby, who is trying to write his thesis but is constantly distracted - not least by the fact that, as Catholics in the 1960s, he and his wife must rely on 'Vatican roulette' to avoid a fourth child.

The British Museum Is Falling Down Press Reviews

Brilliantly funny * Guardian * A comic tour de force...the hapless Appleby remains one of his most keenly observed characters * Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099554226
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: David Lodge
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About David Lodge

David Lodge (CBE)'s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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