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  • All the Blood Within Meby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 3.18

    Boarding the train at Euston, Alec begins the journey to his former lover's funeral. Theirs was an affair acknowledged and so permanent that they called themselves 'the Trio', but now only two of them remain. Returning, 'Uncle Alec' will be welcomed by his lover's children, her husband, Jim, and the suburban world that he left behind. As memories are... more...

  • The Anti-Death Leagueby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    In this surreal comedy of soldiers and spies, Lieutenant James Churchill and his colleagues find themselves questioning their purpose. Are they for death or against it? These men of action will travel between the barracks, the lunatic asylum and the house of an aristocratic nymphomaniac in search of answers. For while few know the awful truth about... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Kingsley Amis

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 12.95

    Kingsley Amis?s poetry tackles all the grimly humorous subjects he tackled in his novels?lust, lost love, booze, money and the lack of it, old age, death?and does so with immense formal poise. A master of both traditional and unconventional meters with a perfect ear for parody, Amis wrote satires, epigrams, and rueful songs of love and loss that are... more...

  • Colonel Sunby Kingsley Amis

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    First published in 1968, four years after Ian Fleming?s death, this was the first Bond ?continuation? novel, penned by one of Britain?s finest novelists, Kingsley Amis. ?A man in my line of business shouldn?t work to a timetable? Lunch at Scott's, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on his chief M ? James Bond?s life has begun to fall... more...

  • Dear Illusionby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 4.78

    'I suppose it was conceited of me. But it was fun. And I felt like getting a bit of my own back on some of the people who'd conned and flattered me into wasting all those years.' In this wry, piercing short story from one of the greatest of all British postwar writers, an ageing poet considers the value of his art - and of the critics who've found... more...

  • Difficulties With Girlsby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    In Kingsley Amis's Difficulties With Girls, Jenny Bunn and Patrick Standish have settled into London life with their troubled courtship long behind them. Patrick works in publishing and Jenny teaches sick children in a hospital. They have reached a certain level of maturity, or so they think. It is not long before they realize their respectability... more...

  • Ending Upby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    At Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage in the English countryside, five elderly people live together in rancorous disharmony. Adela Bastable bosses the house, as her brother Bernard passes his days thinking up malicious schemes against the baby-talking Marigold and secret drinker Shorty, while kindly George lies bedridden upstairs. The mismatched quintet keep... more...

  • The Folks That Live On The Hillby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    Harry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive dogs... more...

  • Girl, 20by Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    Douglas Yandell, a young-ish music critic, is enlisted by Kitty Vandervane to keep an eye on her roving husband - the eminent conductor and would-be radical Sir Roy - as he embarks on yet another affair. Roy, meanwhile, wants Douglas as an alibi for his growing involvement with Sylvia, an unsuitably young woman who loves nothing more than to shock... more...

  • I Want It Nowby Kingsley Amis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    The quickest way to get rich is to marry someone rich, but how do you do this if you aren't yet rich? TV chat-show host Ronnie Appleyard is preoccupied with this question as he pursues wealthy heiress Simona Quick over two continents in the company of braying aristocrats, Greek shipping magnates, American dandies and the dreaded mother-in-law to be.... more...