Billy Liar

Billy Liar

Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley


'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's notable new novel. i will not suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny reward for recapturing each angle, soreness and word of early life and youth.' - Daily Mirror

'I wanted i might written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i might written his moment . . . Billy Liar is especially humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited method with no malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top

'A terrific novel, in language clean and candy, with characters shiny and singular in an artistic and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review

'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from powerful to the fragile, is often clean . . . should still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph

Billy Fisher feels trapped via his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling activity as an undertaker's clerk, and his existence in a lifeless, provincial city. His purely safe haven is in his daydreams, the place he's the chief of the rustic of Ambrosia. regrettably, Billy's wild mind's eye leads him to inform lies continuously: to his mom and dad, his corporation, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his get away to a lifetime of experience and pleasure in London, all his lies ultimately meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A wreck bestseller and one of many nice comedian novels of the twentieth century, Billy Liar (1959) encouraged an award-winning movie, a play, a musical, a tv sequence, and a sequel. This version marks the novel's first book in the US in additional than fifty years and contains a new creation via Nick Bentley and a replica of the unique jacket artwork via William Belcher.

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