By Keith Waterhouse
'One of the few great writers of our time' Auberon Waugh
Grossly misrepresented in her ghosted memoirs, Page Three glamour girl Debra Chase determines to set the record straight. Here then is the truth about her dizzy rise to fame via Tulse Hill's most revered fashion school, her liaisons with the entire Seathorpe soccer team and the lecherous Sir Monty Pratt MP, and her ensuing downfall. Written with sardonic wit and compassionate insight, this is a masterpiece of characterisation and a wickedly entertaining satire on British society.
In a long and highly successful career, Keith Waterhouse published fifteen novels, including Billy Liar (which has been filmed and staged) and Our Song (also staged), seven non-fiction books and seven collections of journalism. He wrote widely for television, cinema and the theatre, including the highly successful play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. He also published two acclaimed memoirs, City Lights and Streets Ahead. He died on 4th September 2009.
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27 Mar 2014
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A treat for sore brains — Spectator
A great tragi-comedy . . . this book is up there in lights with the funniest, the saddest and the best novels in English. It is wrought by a massive intelligence operating an exquisite and lacerating sense of irony — Daily Mail
Hilarious . . . with a ring of authenticity in every gleeful and sleazy line — She
It takes a hugely skilled wordsmith to make a banal world like Debra Chase's such compulsive reading . . . Read. Enjoy — Literary Review
The sort of story which will make you laugh until you cry — Scotsman
A finely crafted pastiche, as well done in its own way as Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor — GQ