The Alteration (Vintage Classics)

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Hubert Anvil is a 10 year old boy blessed with the voice of an angel. The Church hierarchy decrees that Hubert should be turned into a castrato - an alteration that could bring Hubert fame and fortune, but would also cut him off from an adult world he is curious to discover. In a dystopian world where Martin Luther never reformed and where the Holy Office's power is absolute, where will Hubert turn if he decides to defy their wishes?

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"Kingsley Amis's coruscating tour de force..." ( The Economist)

"Certain of his place up alongside P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and Anthony Powell among the English comic masters of the twentieth century." ( Guardian)

"The disorientating world of The Alteration is the same but different, familiar yet strange" (Laura Keynes Tablet)

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A comic masterpiece by one of Britain's best-loved writers.

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