A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marriage, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence ‘Tubby’ Passmore has more reason than most to be happy. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst. As Tubby’s life fragments under the weight of his self-obsession, he embarks – via Kierkegaard, strange beds from Rummidge to Tenerife to Beverly Hills, a fit of literary integrity and memories of his 1950s South London boyhood – on a picaresque quest for his lost contentment, in an ingenious, hilarious and poignant novel of neuroses.
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"Full of delights... His view of our neuroses is sane, intelligent and amused" (John Mortimer Sunday Times)
"Energetic, comic...a highly ingenious games-board of moves and counter-moves" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Lodge remains one of the very best English comic novelists of the post-war era; and Therapy is good for you" ( Time Out)
"Takes off on wings of humour and pathos which would not have disgraced Lodge's great hero Dickens... A splendid novel" ( Daily Express)
"A real treat...a joy - a sobering joy, but a joy none the less" ( Observer)
A highly entertaining novel about a successful sitcom writer's search for his lost contentment.
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Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140253580
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140253580
Book Description Penguin, 1996. Book Condition: Neu. neu, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag Palette 16 einzeln Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 255. Bookseller Inventory # 324384