The Hippopotamus

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Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted.

With this funny and deliciously readable novel, Stephen Fry takes his place as one of the most talented comic novelists of his generation.

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"My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this" (Mail on Sunday)

"Fresh, filthy, funny and fizzing with ideas" (Evening Standard)

"One of the funniest people writing on either side of the Atlantic ... like a combination of Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis but funnier than either" (Publishers Weekly)

"Deliciously wicked" (New York Times)

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A hilarious and brilliant novel from the comedian, actor and polymathic TV presenter.

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Book Description Arrow Books Random House UK. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. 224x130x22 mm. Neuware - Nach dem 'Lügner' erscheint ein weiterer Roman des Briten Stephen Fry in deutscher Sprache, 'eine brillante Groteske', wie die Zeitung 'Times Literary Supplement' schreibt. Erzählt wird von Ted Wallace, einem alternden zynischen und zänkischen Trinker und Schürzenjäger. Als Dichter und Kritiker ein Versager, wird er von seiner Zeitung entlassen und sucht Zuflucht in Swafford Hall, bei seinem Freund Logan und dessem bildschönen Sohn David. Dort hofft er Ruhe und Erholung zu finden. Statt dessen aber sieht er sich mit Dingen konfrontiert, die ihm den Atem verschlagen: Wundern, Geisterheilungen und anderen unerklärlichen Phänomenen. Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted. 416 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099457039

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