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What a carve up!, Jonathan Coe

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What a carve up!
Title
What a carve up!
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Jonathan Coe
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant noir farce, a dystopian vision of Britain, a family history and the story of an obsession. Michael is a lonely, rather pathetic writer, obsessed by the film, 'What A Carve Up!' in which a mad kinfeman cuts his way through the inhabitants of a decrepit stately pile as the thunder rages. Inexplicably he is commissioned to write the family history of the Winshaws, an upper class Yorkshire clan whose members have a finger in every establishment pie, from arms dealing to art dealing, from politics to banking to the popular press and factory farming. During his researches Michael realizes that the Winshaws have cast a blight on his life, as they have on Britain. His confidence, his sexual and personal identity begin to reform. In a climax set in the Winshaw's family seat the novel turns into the film, 'What A Carve Up!' as a murderous maniac stalks the family and Michael discovers the significance of Shirley Eaton's lingere
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Coe, Jonathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Upper class
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Target audience
adult
Label
What a carve up!, Jonathan Coe
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Publication
Note
First published: London : Viking, 1994
Control code
000043522562
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
497 p.
Isbn
9780141033297
Label
What a carve up!, Jonathan Coe
Publication
Note
First published: London : Viking, 1994
Control code
000043522562
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
497 p.
Isbn
9780141033297

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