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The Wimbledon Poisoner

Nigel Williams

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A welcome re-issue of Nigel William's modern classic of comic writing.

Henry Farr is forty years old. He is suburban, average, conventional - and desperate to be rid of his wife, Elinor. Inspired by a grisly episode in Wimbledon's local history, Farr begins to concoct a recipe for the perfect murder. But his plans go terribly, terribly wrong - and before long, poor Henry's best efforts to set himself free, in fact send him spiralling wildly out of control.

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Praise for The Wimbledon Poisoner

  • Nigel Williams's comedy of suburban manners is very, very funny; the writing is sprightly, the caricatures spot on. - The Times

  • A brilliantly witty writer. - The Sunday Times

  • A very good read, with a few comic set pieces that are comparable to Wodehouse - New Statesman

  • I laughed aloud sufficiently often over this book that it was necessary to sit in a room on my own to read it. - The Spectator

  • The Wimbledon Poisoner is a marvelously funny book. - Daily Mail

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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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