A Novel

Book - 1995
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A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marriage, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence 'Tubby' Passmore has more reason than most to be happy. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst.

As Tubby's life fragments under the weight of his self-obsession, he embarks - via Kierkegaard, strange beds from Rummidge to Tenerife to Beverly Hills, a fit of literary integrity and memories of his 1950s South London boyhood - on a picaresque quest for his lost contentment . . .

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, c1995
ISBN: 9780140253580
Branch Call Number: LOD
Characteristics: 321 p. ;,20 cm


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Feb 20, 2011

This is the funniest book I have read in a while.
I had heard of David Lodge, but never read anything by him, so when I told a friend of mine I was desperate to read some nicely written novel, anything that would really get my attention, she gave me a selection of 4 or 5 books, I picked DL because I knew the name, and was intrigued by the title, and I was delighted!
Since then, I read Deaf Sentence, and I'm currently reading Changing Places, but so far Therapy is my favourite DL.

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