This humorous novel set in South America, features an Englishman who becomes involved in a coup which goes awry. It is written by the author of "A Breed of Heroes" which won the Winifred Holtby Award in 1981, "Short of Glory", "Scoop" and "The Noonday Devil".
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Life is suddenly looking up for William Wooding. Thirty-five, overweight, sedately employed and unhappily married, he is given the chance to escape to a new life in South America.
There he runs the English Bookshop and discovers a different kind of existence: anarchic staff, a beautiful whore called Theresa, intrigue at Maria's Tango Club (the local house of pleasure) and a country heading for a bloody coup. Wooding discovers that the country's young president is an old school friend and as a consequence finds himself recruited by the mysterious Mr Box of British Intelligence to investigate what is going on…
'Tango' is a hugely enjoyable mixture of sexual escapades, revolutionary politics, and intelligence-gathering in exotic landscapes. It confirms Alan Judd as the contemporary successor to Evelyn Waugh.
'Very entertaining…it makes you want to turn the pages. No mean achievement'
WILLIAM HENRY HOLMES, 'Sunday Telegraph'
'Well-constructed, witty and at times moving.'
IAN THOMPSON, 'Independent'
'An enjoyable book which made me laugh out loud… Alan Judd has a real gift for satire.'
MARTYN HARRIS, 'New Statesman'
'The breezy satirical blend of carnival and cruelty is never less than nicely judged.'
VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM, 'Observer'
Alan Judd’s ‘Ford Madox Ford’ won the Royal Society of Literature and Heinemann Awards; his novella, ‘The Devil’s Own Work’, won the Guardian fiction prize. His celebrated novel ‘A Breed of Heroes’ was recently screened on BBC1. He is the author of three other novels, and has recently retired from the Foreign Office.
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Book Description Book Condition: D'occasion - Très bon état. bestselling author of a breed of heroes, Ed. Fontana, 1990, text in english, 293 p., 11x18 cm, 180 gr. réf. C121737. Bookseller Inventory # 0723H602069
Book Description Summit Books, nd (1990), c1990, 1990. 1st Edition, boards & cloth, fine w/dj, 293 pp, 8vo, 'The unlikely hero of this timely, hilarious and surprising gripping novel is William Wooding, a thirty-five-year-old overweight, sedate Englishman who is b. Bookseller Inventory # 62509