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Unspeakable Skipton

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Publisher Comments:

Daniel Skipton is a Pioneer in Art. Hes also a rogue who hasnt done an honest days work in his life. Instead, he bullies support out of aging relatives hes never met and harangues his publisher for advances on non-existent projects. The world owes Skipton a living, but it doesnt want to pay up. Outraged by life and choked with anger, our self-proclaimed literary genius lives by his wits in the Belgian city of Bruges. Along with a pack of disreputable allies—among them, Wouvermans the “antiques dealer” and Mimi the “performance artist”—he swindles a group of naïve English tourists into unwittingly supporting his meager lifestyle. As Ruth Rendell makes clear in her introduction, The Unspeakable Skipton is a wickedly funny sketch of the artist at his worst.

Synopsis:

Daniel Skipton is an English author living in Bruges. He lives in an attic, nursing innumerable, imaginery grievances. Unable to get his second book published, he lives by his wits. He meets a group of people even grubbier than he. The fun begins when they all try to outwit each other.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853754715
Publisher:
Prion
Subject:
Humorous
Introduction by:
Rendell, Ruth
Introduction:
Rendell, Ruth
Author:
Hansford, Pamela
Author:
Johnson, Pamela Hansford
Author:
Hansford Johnson, Pamela
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Prion Humour Classics
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.00 x 4.70 in 0.56 lb

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Product details 192 pages Prion - English 9781853754715 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Daniel Skipton is an English author living in Bruges. He lives in an attic, nursing innumerable, imaginery grievances. Unable to get his second book published, he lives by his wits. He meets a group of people even grubbier than he. The fun begins when they all try to outwit each other.
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