"This is a wildly funny novel, rich in witty prose and raucous incidents . . . without qualification, a delight." -"The Washington Post ""Entertaining and successful . . . a champion storyteller. His prose style is intelligent, vigorous and pleasant." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Comic realism echoing Evelyn Waugh . . . nimbly plotted, gracefully written . . . Boyd had endowed British fiction with a welcome depth and liveliness." -"New York Newsday ""A gutsy writer . . . William Boyd is good company to keep." -"Time"""
About the Author
William Boyd was born in Ghana in 1952. He was brought up there and in Nigeria. He was educated at the universities of Nice, Glasgow and Oxford. He is the author of a number of acclaimed and hugely popular novels and three volumes of short stories, and the recipient of many prizes, including the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Express
Book of the Year Award. He is married and lives in London