'We're a group, like in Mary McCarthy', says one of the girls in the Clique. On the other hand, their style may remind you more of Evelyn Waugh's Bright Young Things. And their know-all panache has a touch of J. D. Salinger's quiz-kid Glass family. But The Clique is unmistakably a satire for its own time.
Gunby Goater, an up-and-coming reporter, 'hot or at any rate warmish' from the provinces, arrives in Fleet Street, keen for a taste of the fabulous Sixties. His assignment at the deathbed of the Last Great Englishman leads him into a series of adventures with the Clique, who alternately humiliate and delight him.
From the author of The Man Who Rode Ampersand, The Clique is a novel of exuberant wit trained sharply, though not without affection, upon a variety of phonies, conmen, topers and hacks.
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Ferdinand Mount was born in 1939 and won scholarships to Eton, Christ Church, Oxford and Vienna University. Novelist, The Sunday Times columnist and Conservative Party politician, Mount was head of the policy unit in 10 Downing Street in 1982-83, during the time when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, and wrote the 1983 Tory general election manifesto. For 11 years (1991-2002) he was editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Today, he is a regular contributor to Standpoint magazine. He lives in London.
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002266829
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR005682619
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 256 pgs. Tight binding, dust jacket has some very faint shelf rubbing but is otherwise clean with no other notable signs of wear. Inside aside from some light discoloration on the first two pages of the back and front of the book, pages inside are clean and unmarked with no folds or tears. Codice libro della libreria 261B
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, London, 1978. Cloth Bound. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Blue textured covers, gilt spine titles. Tiny bump to front lower corner o/w As New, unread and unmarked. Light impressions to DW rear o/w As New. Codice libro della libreria 001907