Lockheart Flawse exposes the suburban foibles of his tennants in Sandicott Close. Terrified out of their wits, one by one they beat a hasty retreat and Lockheart's dream of escaping hated East Pursley, and his 12 rent-controlled houses comes a step closer.
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"[A] romp about one of nature's gentlemen making his innocent and ruthless way through the jungle of contemporary sex, VAT, law and order, etc. - savage, knock-about farce" ( Observer)
"Black humour, comic anarchy at its best" ( Sunday Times)
"All done with a savage delight which will have you laughing out loud" ( Daily Mirror)
"He is funny, bitter, a danger to his public and should be applauded wildly by all" ( The Listener)
"His tale of an illegitimate member of the squirearchy earning his inheritance by increasingly nasty methods is both inventive and pacy" ( New Statesman)
A brilliant, biting, bestselling satire from the foremost satirist in the English language of his generation.
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