Hard times have fallen on the University of Rummidge and on Philip Swallow, the jet-setting professor of "Small World". Instead of travelling the world to attend conferences, he now has to participate in a government scheme to show that education is responsive to the needs of industry.
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"A funny, intelligent and superbly placed social comedy" ( The New York Times)
"A work of immense intelligence, informative, disturbing and diverting" ( Observer)
"As a comedy of society and class misunderstandings, Lodge has never observed more sharply... A very nice work indeed" ( The Times)
"Rich in reserves of humour and irony...the book is a delight " ( Mail on Sunday)
The final novel in David Lodge's prize-winning campus trilogy, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140119213