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Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a traditional school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power. One of his contemporaries unaccountably disappears, and as we follow Engleby s career, which brings us up to the present day, the reader has to ask- is Engleby capable of telling the whole truth?
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Engleby is a gripping, demotic, heart-wrenching novel, laced with dark humour.

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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"Like Human Traces, Engleby is distinguished by a remarkable intellectual energy: a narrative verve, technical mastery of the possibilities of the novel form and vivid sense of the tragic contingency of human life... The combination of serious purpose and playful execution is intensely exhilarating" -- Jane Shilling * Sunday Telegraph * "Beautifully done... A portrait of one mind out of joint with its times, and eventually defeated by them... Witty, poignant, Engleby is as cold as a Fenland wind, as clever as a Cambridge don" * The Times * "His most brilliant novel yet" * Daily Telegraph * "Brilliant" * Observer * "Engleby himself is the most vivid personality Faulks has yet devised... engagingly lucid and disarmingly funny... This novel is a significant departure for Faulks, and the new terrain suits him well" * Guardian *

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