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Forget the tennis: read this!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Wimbledon Poisoner (Paperback)
Linguistic dexterity makes this book a real gem - alerting you forever to your family, friends and neighbours and their funny little foibles; Mr "is the Mitsibushi scratched yet" is alive and well and living in Northern Ireland (though in real life he drives a Toyota).
Williams has written a biting satire on middle England in the late 20th Century, which manages to make the reader laugh aloud. THe TV series in no way did the novel justice - this is clearly one of the most entertaining books of the decade.
Oh yes - and if you're not getting on so well with your spouse and/or child, or anyone else for that matter, it gives some great handy hints on how NOT to do away with them... Madame Bovary and Therese Desqueyroux have nothing on this!