The Fall and Rise of Gordon Coppinger

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The much-anticipated latest novel from David Nobbs is the spiritual follow-up to The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and is as witty as it is prescient.

Meet Sir Gordon Coppinger: globally-successful financier and owner of Canary Wharf’s The Coppinger Tower. A reluctant father, shameless adulterer, and devotee of all things extravagant, Gordon lives an exclusive life filled with fine wines and surrounded by servants and mistresses. It would seem to be a world without want.

So when revelations about his scandalous relationships and less than honest business practices emerge, the glamorous façade begins to crumble and those around him start to fear the worst. But, much to Gordon’s surprise, all he can feel is relief.

The Fall and Rise of Gordon Coppinger is a brilliant and often extremely funny examination of modern British values and the craving for a public fall from grace. In a world that is built on the crazy principles of wealth and celebrity, and which is driven by the insatiable desire to attain more and more, we meet the perfect anti-hero: Gordon Coppinger, a man going quietly sane.

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Praise for THE FALL AND RISE OF GORDON COPPINGER:

‘Brilliant writing from a comic master, I loved it’ Rob Brydon

‘Pitch-perfect comedy, terrific social satire, excellent writing and a regular supply of cracking jokes – this is David Nobbs on superb form’ DAILY MAIL

Praise for David Nobbs:

‘We should be thankful for the continuing brilliance of David Nobbs’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘A delicious entertainment, as comic and sharp as they come’ GUARDIAN

‘Probably our finest post-war comic novelist’ Jonathan Coe

About the Author:

David Nobbs’s first break as a comedy writer came on the iconic satire show That Was The Week, That Was, hosted by David Frost. Later he wrote for The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies and provided material for many top comedians including Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Dick Emery. Apart from his nineteen novels, David is best known for his two hit TV series A Bit of a Do and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. His new radio series With Nobbs On aired on Radio 4 in 2012.

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