A high spirited candid book of confessions from the twentieth century literary giant Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing. A prolific and respected author, Burgess died in 1993.
Packed, provocative and masterly -- Sebastian Faulks
Like the best of Burgess' novels, the book has terrific pace and vivacity... It is the story of a sort of Unlucky Jim * LA Times *