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Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain's new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons. As long as Jim can survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch's, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son Bertrand.

©1953 Kingsley Amis (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Slow, predictable and generally uninspiring. Reviews suggested this book was good fun and a wholesome read - it was not.

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  • 06-02-2021

Funny it ain't

Said to be hilarious. It isn't. It's a plodder with a simple, tedious plot. Listed amongst the funniest books in the history of literature. A few wry situations is as good as it gets. Accent for protagonist is unattractive.

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  • 30-12-2020

A Classic.

A moldern literrary classic. Have read the book several times over the years and never fail to laugh out loud - frequently. Although written in the 1950s much of it could be relevant today. An Audible classic too with a splendid performance that perfectly captures the voices and mannerisms of Jim Dixon and the book's other characters.


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  • The daily cook
  • 09-02-2021

My favorite book which always makes me laugh

Kingsley Amls...at his finest. A book to read annually.

If you always laugh out loud at the same parts that does suggest the writting remains fresh and the characterisation well drawn

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