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S not without it s moments there is a wonderful Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, desction of Mrs Thatcher s walk and some greatialogue when Jane is involved However the book lacks coherence and the parts set in Westminster are very The Bosss Baby Surprise disappointing Clever writing but characters actions and motives were not credible Funny in places but overall aisappointment Enjoyed this politicalfamily rama for its sly humour its revelations about the banality of life in Westminster and because of the slow burn that almost imperceptibly increases in tension Iting rent boys in the afternoons and a passion for secrecy Sharp and funny a beautifully polished performance' Times Literary Supplement 'Sex politics and eath are the classic themes of Hensher's original novel Set in Parliament at the time of the fall of Margaret Thatcher it follows the isintegration of the family of a Commons clerk Hensher is both sharp and melanc.
S the story progresses Sad that the author lost his job as a Commons Clerk for writing a novel with Commons Clerks in it but maybe a good thing for literature Probably means the story is a bit too close to the bone for some This was the first book I read by the author A really ull piece of work that superficially ramble about so that you on t feel much for any of the characters perhaps Jane s helplessness Then it rambles from House of Commons an intriguing piece about Mrs Thatcher also some unpredictable meanin. Holic Here he is on Thatcher When she walked she seemed to extinguish a cigarette beneath every pace; in her walk it could be seen that she was in the right' Observer 'Incisive characterisation first class ialogue Set amid the wigs and gowns of parliamentary officialdom Philip Hensher's second novel exposes the hidden tensions in apparently banal lives' Sunday Telegra.
I honestly have no idea what I thought of this book There was middle class family stuff going on There was house of parliament stuff going on I never knew or had any emotions about the characters But I feel I ve missed something vital Not sure what though And I can t say I The Perfect Blend didn t like it Having read 3 of Philip Hensher s later novels King of the Badgers Northen Clemancy and Mulberry Empire in the last 6 months or so I was looking forward to reading his 2nd novel Unfortunately it s a ratherull piece of work It. WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 1997 A stunning novel of political life betrayal and passion which lifts the lid on vice within the Palace of Westminster and cost Hensher his job as a House of Commons clerk 'At the centre of this book is John a istinguished widower with a hump two aughters and an important job in the House of Commons He also has a fondness for vis.
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2005 he has taught creative writing at the University of Exeter He has edited new editions of numerous classic works of English Literature such as those by Charles Dickens and Nancy Mitford and Hensher served as a judge for the Booker Prize From 2013 he will hold the post of Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University3Since 2000 Philip Hensher has been listed as one of the 100 most influential LGBT people in Britain4 and in 2003 as one of Granta's twenty Best of Young British Novelists1In 2008 Hensher's semi autobiographical novel The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2012 Hensher won first prize German Travel Writers Award and is shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize He also won the Stonewall Prize for the Journalist of the Year in 2007 and The Somerset Maugham Award for his novel Kitchen Venom in 1996 He wrote the libretto for Thomas Adès' 1995 opera Powder Her Face This has been his only musical collaboration to dateHis early writings have been characterized as having an ironic knowing distance from their characters and icily precise skewerings of pretension and hypocrisy1 His historical novel The Mulberry Empire echos with the rhythm and language of folk tales while playing games with narrative forms1He is married to Zaved Mahmood a human rights lawyer at the United NationsYou can find out about Philip on his author page at 4th Estate Books