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East of Wimbledon

Nigel Williams

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The third title in Nigel William's hilarious Wimbledon trilogy, all re-issued with eye-catching covers.

Robert Wilson is an aimless, chronically untruthful young Englishman who has passed himself off as a Muslim, in order to secure a job at the newly established Wimbledon Independent Islamic Boys' Day School. East of Wimbledon is the hilarious story of Mr Wilson's decline and fall, as he demonstrates the failure of a post-colonial Briton to understand another great imperial culture that has absolutely no need of him.

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Praise for East of Wimbledon

  • Screamingly funny - Independent on Sunday

  • Williams has taken the suburban comic novel to heights of which it can never have dreamed. - Guardian

  • A cleverly plotted, wildly funny plea for common sense [that] makes you laugh out aloud on nearly every page. - New Statesman

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Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams is the author of twelve novels - including the best-selling Wimbledon Trilogy. His stage plays include Class Enemy, still being performed all over the world, and a dramatisation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies recently revived at the Regent's Park Theatre. He also wrote the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Elizabeth I, starring Helen Mirren, while his BBC Radio 4 comedy 'HR' , with Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost, is now in its fourth series. He has lived in Putney for thirty years.

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