Oliver, a successful British philosopher spends the summer with his ex-wife, Constance and her new husband, while he writes his autobiography. He hides the pages of his book but she inserts her own comments. Thus we have Oliver's life story as told by Oliver, reinterpreted by Constance.
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"'A brilliantly orchestrated slanging-match'" ( Independent)
"'Shot through with wit, and full of effervescence and good humour'" ( Financial Times)
"'It is said to take two to make a quarrel but the casus belli for Constance after sixteen years of marriage is her philosopher husband Oliver's serene unawareness of ever having given grounds for one...clever and entertaining...a direly witty achievement'" ( Guardian)
"'Anne Fine's black comedy bounces along its sprightly one-liners without flagging'" ( Observer)
"'Alive with brazen charm'" ( Mail on Sunday)
A brilliantly orchestrated slanging-match' Independent
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Book Description Penguin, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140131078