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Michael Fryan - Towards The End Of Morning (2nd Hand Paperback)

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SKU B002426
Synopsis

Michael Frayn's classic is set in the crossword and nature notes department of an obscure national newspaper during the declining years of Fleet Street, where John Dyson dreams wistfully of fame and the gentlemanly life - until one day his great chance of glory at last arrives.

But does he have what it takes to succeed in the exciting world of television?

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 1967 (This Edition 2016 - Faber & Faber)
  • ISBN : 9780571315871
  • SKU : B002426
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'This novel, originally written in 1967, is an incredible capture of Fleet Street in London at the end of the 1950s. Fleet Street was the centre of newspapers and this is set in the crosswords section of an unnamed paper. It preserves an era of journalism that is both well dead and lovingly missed. Frayn is a marvellous novelist who got his start in newspapers and there is a quality of nostalgia about the book that is quite moving.

As with all of Frayn's work it is about something and something else as well. It is about the practice of journalism and about the inevitable disappointments of life. The story is filled with marvellous characters and wonderful set pieces.' - Goodreads Review.

'A sublimely funny comedy about the way newspapers try to put lives into words.' - Spectator.

'Towards the End of the Morning certainly keeps you laughing, but the jokes illuminate the characters and their destinies with a clarity that makes you miss a heartbeat after the laughs.' - The Times.

'Still ranks with Evelyn Waugh's Scoop as one of the funniest novels about journalists ever written.' - Sunday Times.

The Author

Michael Frayn is the celebrated author of fifteen plays including Noises OffCopenhagen and Afterlife. His bestselling novels include Headlong, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Spies, which won the Whitbread Best Novel Award and Skios, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.