A Touch of Daniel (Prion Humour Classics) Hardcover – 9 Nov 2001
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One of the best novels to come out of the Sixties. -- Daily Express
The funniest writer of his generation. -- The Times
About the Author
Peter Tinniswood wad born in Liverpool. Playwright, screenwriter and satirist, he is the author of many highly-praised and award-winning books. Most famous are his novels about the Brandon family which include A Touch of Daniel, Mog, Except You're A Bird and I Didn't Know You Cared which he adapted for the BBC TV series I Didn't Know You Cared.
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Top Customer Reviews
This fortuitous trio of novels somehow awakened me to all manner of possibilities beyond my hitherto somewhat parochial expectations of life. From these three 'seeds' came 'university' and, a previously undreamed of freedom, of both 'mind' and opportunity.
''A touch of Daniel'' was Tiniswood's first novel and, arguably, his finest. Perhaps something of a victim of its own success; his follow-on novels played (admittedly, still brilliant) to the more obvious strengths of pure comedy. However, the darker elements of ''A Touch'' were swiftly, and increasingly, abandoned in favour of a 'winning formula' - not an uncommon problem amongst authors!
By all means read and enjoy all of Tinniswood's superlative 'off-beat' comedies; but, do yourself a very real favour and treat 'A Touch' as an entity in itself.....it admirably captures the 'mind-expanding' 'hopefulness' of the 'sixties' together with a more enduring surrealism, of infinite possibilities.
However you choose to read it, you will be delighted by this bizarre and intelligent novel; so, go read it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a bit peculiar but funny and well written as always by Peter TinniswoodPublished 6 months ago by LINDA
"Some good aspects but the best description I can give is that they are like butterscotch Angel Delight. Read morePublished 22 months ago by steve
As a Daniel myself and a 40 a day smoker I think Bryant and May have got a lot to answer for. Furthermore, I think A Touch of Daniel is a bit of dog's dinner with the smell of... Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2014 by Dan Smith
I owned this book in paperback years ago and read it so often it fell to pieces! This hardback copy was a bargain and I enjoyed reading it again, remembering how brilliant it is!Published on 6 Aug. 2013 by P Ryan