And some great dialogue when
Jane is involved However the is involved However the book lacks coherence and the parts set in Westminster are disappointing Enjoyed this politicalfamily drama for its sly humour its revelations about the banality of life in Westminster and because of the slow burn that almost imperceptibly increases in tension as the story progresses Sad that the author lost his job as a Commons Clerk for writing a novel with Commons Clerks in it but maybe a good thing for literature Probably means the story is a bit too close to the bone for some. Holic Here he is on Thatcher When she walked she seemed to xtinguish a cigarette beneath very pace; in her walk it could be seen that she was in the right' Observer 'Incisive characterisation first class dialogue Set amid the wigs and gowns of parliamentary officialdom Philip Hensher's second novel xposes the hidden tensions in apparently banal lives' Sunday Telegra. ,
Book Lacks Coherence And The lacks coherence and the set in Westminster are
Clever writing but characters actions and motives were not
credible Funny in places but overall a disappointment This was the first book I read by the author AFunny in places but overall a disappointment This was the first book I read by the author A dull piece of work that superficially ramble about so that you don t feel much for any of the characters perhaps Jane s helplessness Then it rambles from House of Commons an intriguing piece about Mrs Thatcher also some unpredictable meaningless vents I read it on a long bus journey nothing about the book made it pleasurable I honestly have no idea what I thought of this boo. WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 1997 A stunning novel of
POLITICAL LIFE BETRAYAL AND PASSION WHICHlife betrayal and passion
Which The Lid On Vice Within Thethe lid on vice within the of Westminster and cost Hensher his job as a House of Commons clerk 'At the centre of this book is John a distinguished widower with a hump two daughters and an important job in the House of Commons He also has a fondness for vis.
Free download Kitchen VenomK There was middle class family stuff going on There was house of parliament stuff going on I never knew or had any motions about the characters But I feel I ve missed something vital Not sure what though And I can t say I didn t like it Having read 3 of Philip Hensher s later novels King
of the Badgers Northen Clemancy and Mulberry Empire in the last 6 months or so I was looking forwardthe Badgers Northen Clemancy and Mulberry Empire in the last 6 months or so I was looking forward reading his 2nd novel Unfortunately it s a rather dull piece of work It s not without it s moments there is a wonderful desction of Mrs Thatcher s walk. Iting rent boys in the afternoons and a passion for secrecy Sharp and funny a beautifully polished performance' Times Literary Supplement 'Sex politics and death are the classic themes of Hensher's original novel Set in Parliament at the time of the fall of Margaret Thatcher it follows the disintegration of the family of a Commons clerk Hensher is both sharp and melanc.