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SUMMARY Ending Up 107 ô [Epub] ➞ Ending Up By Kingsley Amis – Citybells.co.uk An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereThe title refers to how we spend our retirement years often called golden though in Kingsley Amis' hands anything butAt Tuppenny Hapenny Cot An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereThe title refers t[Epub] Ending Up By Kingsley Amis Citybells.co.uk An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereThe title refers to how we spend our retirement years often called golden though in Kingsley Amis' hands anything b.

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F oldsters brought together by ill fortune than blood or love struggles with problems that range from penury to prostate That's the good news The rest is Amis as usual providing fun for himself and his readers at the expense of his characters.

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SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Martin AmisKingsley Amis was born in Clapham Wandsworth County of London now South London England the son of William Robert Amis a mustard manufacturer's clerk He began his education at the City of London School and went up to St John's College Oxford April to read English; it was there that he met Philip Larkin with whom he formed the most important friendship of his life After only a year he was called up for Army service in July After serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals in the Second World War Amis returned to Oxford in October to complete his degree Although he worked hard and got a first in English in he had by then decided to give much of his time to writingPen names.

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  • Glenn Russell

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpBritish author Kingsley Amis’ 1973 novel of two old women and three old men living out their last days in Tuppenny hapenny Cottage nestled among the trees and fields in a delightful English countryside Sound uaint and perhaps charming It is anything but uaint and charming – for the most part these five septuagenarians – Adela the one suarely in charge her brother former army officer Bernard Bernard’s past sexual partner a servant nicknamed Shorty Marigold an oldster becoming progressively senile and finally George an emeritus history professor who has suffered a serious stroke – are at each others' throats But being wel


  • ·Karen·

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpThe Prince of SnarkFive old geezers sharing an over stuffed house but this is hardly the gently indulgent world of uartet in Autumn nor the steely self preservation of the residents in Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont No this is savage Harsh Amis can be uproariously funny in his descriptions I especially liked the idea of Marigold having a figure that at 73 was 'still recognizably female' for example and there's a delightful scene where Marigold puts in a reuest for a drink alcoholic in such politely indirect terms that Bernard can get off on responding to the words themselves rather than the sense behind them But it's hard to avoid the feeling that someone who is so judgemental of other people's weaknesses and foibles someone so unforgiving as to create monsters merely in order to destr


  • sanne_reads

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpHilarious I love this book and I love the elderly


  • Jim Leckband

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpI'm sure you've all heard the comment of a book I didn't care for the book since I didn't like any of the characters Well those readers


  • Melissa

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpI received an ARC of this title from the publisherIn this comedy about old age Amis provides us with a geriatric cast of characters living under the same roof who are basically trying to stay as comfortable and happy as possible before they die Ther


  • Eleanor

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpA grim yet savagely funny book about five elderly people who share a house as they creep through their lives Each of the five characters is drawn brilliantly Each even the vicious Bernard can be pitied I can only hope I don't end up in such a ménageThere are many laugh out loud moments as for instance when the local doctor is talking to Marigold a woman who drives the others to distraction by using phrases such as drinkie pinkie'Would you call her one of the most interesting people you know''No I don't think I would But she's most frighfully sweetle peetles'Acuainted as he was with Marigold's lingo the doctor only just managed not to scream or to pitch forward on to the taseful orange and buff carpet The ending


  • Lazarus P Badpenny Esq

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpCompellingly sour and Amis has an acute ear for comic dialogue


  • Bryce Wilson

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpHoly shit I think this was his masterpiece


  • George

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpA humorous sad endearing engaging short novel about five old people all around 70 years of age who live together in a rundown cottage three miles for a town They have known one another for many years and have gravitated together in their later lives due to boredom loneliness and their economic situationsThe characters are well developed and enough happens to drive the plot along at a good pace There are a number of humorous events Bernard is uite a prankster however a number of his pranks go wrong Adela Bernard’s sister has never married and worked as a carer Adela is the organiser and main housekeeper at the cottage Shorty helps Adela but he also drinks excessively Shorty has been Bernard’s partner for many years George had a bad stroke and cannot move his right side George mainly lives in the cottage’s upstairs bedroom Mrs Ma


  • Katherine Kreuter

    SUMMARY Ending Up 107 Ending UpI firmly liked this but found the style slightly dated It's interesting to compare this tale of geriatric co habitees with later works in the same vein particulary Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Both feature groups of the elderly living together for convenience than genuine affection Kingsley's book is the first of his that I've read At the time this book was originally published his reputation was firmly established by Lucky Jim So he was in a sense writing for an existing fan base who would have enjoyed perhaps than I his ornate style He was then in his 50s when projecting a life 20 years hence would have been amusing than chilling But it's that writing style that put me off than anything Some of his amusing asides and