Nobbs, David Going Gently

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Going Gently

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Kate Thomas was beautiful, intelligent, witty, passionate and sexy. Now, at the ripe old age of ninety-nine, she is trapped in a hospital ward of sad, mad and bad old women. She escapes by playing to herself the video of her life.

What a life it has been. Her six marriages have ended in suicide, a husband's adultery, another husband's deportation as a dangerous alien, a union dispute, a murder, and a natural death. But Kate's journey through the twentieth century is also a search for the truth - about life, death, and which of her three sons murdered her fifth husband.

This is a novel rich in memorable characters, from Kate's narrow but loving Welsh family to the wild members of an artists' colony in Cornwall; from Midland piston manufacturers to an investigative journalist whose own life cannot bear investigation.

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"A funny, touching and reflective study of life and love that not only reinforces his status as one of Britain's finest comic novelists, but also lays claim for him to be considered as one of our shrewdest and most compassionate writers ... A wonderful novel, mature in its handling of life's triumphs and tragedies, warm-hearted and witty in its insight into the nature of love" ( Yorkshire Post)

" Going Gently, like all the best comic novels, mixes sadness with laughter to great effect ... probably Nobbs's finest work" ( Independent)

"An extraordinary rich and satisfying novel ... I laughed constantly"

"Spellbinding ... Enormously entertaining and extremely funny" ( Guardian)

"We should be thankful for the continued brilliance of David Nobbs" ( Mail on Sunday)

From the Publisher:

David Nobbs' outstanding new novel - his first in five years
David Nobbs is best known for creating the legendary Reginald Perrin, but he is also the man responsible for the novels and television series 'A Bit of a Do' and 'The Life and Times of Henry Pratt'. As well as his own adaptations he has written for some of the greats of television comedy (Kenneth Williams, The Two Ronnies). He is one of Britain's finest comic novelists.

Jonathan Coe, author of What a Carve Up and The House of Sleep, gave Going Gently a glowing endorsement: 'An extraordinarily rich and satisfying novel...I laughed constantly'.

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