Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted.
With this funny and deliciously readable novel, Stephen Fry takes his place as one of the most talented comic novelists of his generation.
My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this
Fresh, filthy, funny and fizzing with ideas
One of the funniest people writing on either side of the Atlantic ... like a combination of Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis but funnier than either
In this extract from The Trust Manifesto, author and WeTransfer co-founder Damian Bradfield speaks with Stephen Fry about how the internet has permanently transformed the way we experience the world.
In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of Greek heroes.