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The old devils

Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis?s -- The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence.

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  • "When Alun Weaver and his wife, Rhiannon, a famous beauty in her day, move into a quiet retirement community, they find it peopled by friends from former days."
  • "Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis?s -- The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence."
  • "Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis?s -- The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence."@en
  • ""When Alun Weaver and his wife, Rhiannon, a famous beauty in her day, move into a quiet retirement community, they find it peopled by friends from former days."--Audio cassette container."
  • "Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis's The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years'when "all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast"'nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably. Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis's greatest achievement'a book that "stands comparison with any English novel of the [twentieth] century"'The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence."@en
  • "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon."@en
  • "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon, returning to their Celtic roots ..."@en
  • "The return of the Weavers to their native South Wales brings "a shake-up all round." They and their old friends find their pasts even more deeply intertwined than imagined and full of provocative implications for the present."@en
  • "The novel takes people as they are with a good deal of malice for their weaknesses and allows all their complexities of character to colour the action."

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  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"

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  • "The old devils"
  • "The old devils"@en
  • "Old Devils"@en
  • "The old devils : Kingsley Amis ; introduction by John Banville"
  • "The old devils : a novel"
  • "The Old Devils"
  • "The Old Devils"@en
  • "The old devils a novel"@en
  • "The Old devils"

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