ALMS FOR OBLIVION is a series of ten novels, all telling separate stories but at the same time linked together by the characters they have in common: soldiers and dons, men of business, politicians and writers. Full of hearty rancour, they form a scathing chronicle of the upper echelons of postwar English society, and this omnibus edition contains the first four volumes of the celebrated series: FIELDING GRAY, FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES, THE SABRE SQUADRON and THE RICH PAY LATE.
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"Raven's unique vision of our times - classes battling, corruption raging, ideas flashing - is not only valid but valuable. He spins webs of chance, intrigue and wit to ensnare civilised values and trap the truth. It's high time we gave this very curious genius a loud, warm welcome." (David Hughes Mail on Sunday)
"A ready made cult waiting to be discovered" ( Spectator)
"Cracking entertainment... Dangerously, deliciously addictive" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Raven's gusto, the robustness of his style and his powerful, if quirky, intelligence all held me rapt" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Sparkling and fizzing... Raven has the mind of a cad and the pen of an angel" ( Guardian)
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Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099268140