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A Gentleman's Relish

A Gentleman's Relish

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George Geraghty, the notorious satirical cartoonist, ought to be enjoying his retirement to the wilds of North Cumbria. Instead he cannot shake off the legacy of his long dead father Bill, who spoke some fifty-five languages and had at least fifty-five mistresses. John Murray’s latest wild extravaganza characteristically concerns itself with erotic love, linguistics, familial rivalry, and other contentious matters . . .

Praise for John Murray’s novel, Murphy’s Favourite Channels:

‘An exquisite dryly comic tone. The funniest novel I’ve read for a long time.’ - Andrew Martin, Novel of the Week, the Daily Telegraph

‘A wonderfully funny collection of set pieces. A Sterne de nos jours.’ – John McDermott, Literary Review

‘By turns sharply funny, sweetly self-deprecating and heartbreakingly sad.’ – Iain Millar, Independent on Sunday‘

His flow of zestful gallows humour, scatological reminiscences, daft anecdotes, local yarns, surreal wordplay and hectoring oratory is unstoppable, but always under expert artistic control.’ – Tom Deveson, Sunday Times

John Murray has published seven critically acclaimed novels and a collection of stories, Pleasure, which won the Dylan Thomas Award in 1988. Jazz Etc. was long listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize and his 2004 novel, Murphy’s Favourite Channels, was a Novel of the Week in the Daily Telegraph

Paperback Original – Fiction
Price: £8.99
ISBN: 1-873226-81-0
Publication: June 2006
216 x 138 mm, 256 pp
Flambard Press