'An intricate and delightful novel' (Graham Greene) 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.
"Barnes manages to be erudite but extremely funny too... You never know what Barnes is going to do next and I admire that.'" -- Caroline Rees * Daily Express *
"Delightful and enriching... A book to revel in" -- Joseph Heller
"A gem: an unashamed literary novel that is also unashamed to be readable, and broadly entertaining. Bravo!" -- John Irving
"Endless food for thought, beautifully written... A tour de force" -- Germaine Greer
"Unputdownable... A mesmeric original" -- Philip Larkin