The Throwback

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When Lockhart Flawse is catapulted out of his upper-class and rapunzel-esque life with the curmudgeonly Flawse Senior, he must enter the world of suburbia, and marriage. Rendered an absolute twit in modern society by his medieval upbringing, Lockhart must resort to drastic tactics in his attempt to return to Flawse House. Faced with the horrors of suburbia, he must either terrorise, blackmail and potentially kill an entire street of his tenants, or attempt to find his unknown and elusive father in order to inherit the estate.

However, with the belief that he was dropped into his mother's arms by a stork, killing a street of people may be the wiser option for the socially inept young man. He is also under mounting pressure, as it may all be in vain if his gold-digging mother-in-law has her way. Now the wife of Flawse Senior, she has decided that if Lockhart's wealthy grandfather can't have the decency to die on his own, she will take matters into her own hands.

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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)

From the Publisher:

A brilliant, biting, bestselling satire from the foremost satirist in the English language of his generation.

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