Probably the most eccentric and certainly the funniest book ever written about the ideas of John Ruskin, Bloke’s Progress is a comic fable about one man and his dog learning the true meaning of wealth, vision and work.
In his novels ‘What A Carve Up’ and ‘The Rotters’ Club’, Coe established himself as perhaps the best chronicler of middle England in the late C20th. Here he is again, and his touch remains sure: funny, clever, wise and very readable.
The nation is in peril. In this very funny and delightful homage to The Master, it transpires that Jeeves has long been an agent of British Intelligence. Now His Majesty’s Government must turn to the one man who can help . . . Bertie Wooster.
Cassandra Darke is an art dealer, mean, selfish, solitary by nature, living in Chelsea in a house worth £7 million. What could be a riper subject for a new graphic novel from the creator of ‘Tamara Drewe’ and ‘Gemma Bovery’?
The Howard in the title is Howard Hodgkin. Batterham is a visitable bookseller who writes about his wanderings in search of antiquarian books and the visits of those customers fortunate enough to track him down.