16 April 2017 Susannah

Kingsley Amis – English novelist, born in 16 April 1922

Kingsley Amis quote by Susannah Fullerton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Kingsley Amis, 16 April

Kingsley Amis in early middle age

Kingsley Amis in early middle age

Amis was a fine comic novelist, and wrote more than 20 books, plus poems, literary criticism and scripts for radio and TV. I have a good friend who regularly reads Lucky Jim whenever she feels in need of a good laugh! It is one of my favourite ‘academic’ novels as it satirises the high-brow academics at a British red-brick university. I also enjoyed Take a Girl Like You and there was a nice TV version of that novel many years ago, but I don’t know any of his other books.

Kingsley Amis was the father of writer Martin Amis, and his private life was rather unusual and chaotic.

Have you read any of Kingsley Amis’s work? Please let me know in the comment area below.

   Lucky Jim By Kingsley Amis
   Take a Girl Like You By Kingsley Amis

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