The Folks That Live On The Hill

The Folks That Live On The Hill

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Author: Amis, Kingsley
ISBN: 9780141194301
Publisher: Penguin
Year First Published: 2012
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 194mm x 130mm x 19mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Amis's elegant precis on desire and duty, love and loyalty, part of a new series of reissues of his work in Penguin Modern Classics

Harry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive dogs just to keep the peace at the King's pub in Shepherd's Hill. But when the Adams' Institute of Cultural and Commercial History in America offers him the opportunity to do 'whatever he wanted to do' in a picturesque lakeside town, he faces a choice between freedom or responsibility - and whether to take charge of his own life.

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