A brilliant piece of satire' (Observer) from Booker prize-winning author Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes is the author of twelve novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; four collections of essays; and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times Number One bestseller Levels of Life. He lives in London.
"The sharpest-tasting novel about the modern littleness of England." -- John Sutherland * The Times * "Runs at glorious full tilt...delightful stuff" * Independent * "A brilliant, Swiftian fantasy" * The Economist * "There is no more intelligent writer on the literary scene. In this novel, he is also moving. He has written nothing more poignant and enticing" -- John Carey * Sunday Times * "Not only a very funny satire about England and the world... He has also skilfully dissected the discomforting ways in which we have all grown to accept, and even depend on, illusion" * Wall Street Journal *