Spending the summer with his ex-wife and his children was never going to be a good idea. Perhaps Oliver should have expected the autobiography he was writing to be constantly sabotaged? But then Oliver was a philosopher, always happier with abstraction than reality. Now reality is about to come crashing down around him in the most unexpected and hilarious of ways.
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Anne Fine, the former Children's Laureate of Britain, lives
in County Durham, England. Tony Ross is the author and
illustrator of over fifty children's books. He lives in Cheshire,
Cornelius Garrett has spent many years in theater, film, TV and radio; from the RSC to the Bristol Old Vic, and from James Bond to four years on the TV soap Gems. His radio work has included leading roles in many of the BBC's Classic Series and Afternoon Theater productions. Garrett, Cornelius lives in UK
A silly situation and even sillier people populate this series of clever one-liners in search of a plot. A man moves in with his ex-wife, their kids, and her new husband in order to write his autobiography. The man, Oliver, lives in the ether of philosophy, oblivious to the real world and the foolhardiness of his action. Cornelius Garrett's performance brightens witty exchanges in arguments and brings freshness to occasionally bizarre situations. Anne Fine never fully develops either character or story, leaving it up to Garrett to add dimension to a mostly flat landscape. This he does. He squeezes the few funny lines for every drop of humor, performing with gusto, which may be a good enough reason to spend time with this. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140131078