Kyril Bonfiglioli





Kyril Bonfiglioli

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born
in Eastbourne, The United Kingdom
May 29, 1928

died
March 03, 1985

gender
male

genre

influences
P. G. Wodehouse


About this author

Kyril Bonfiglioli was variously an art dealer, editor, and writer.

He wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his lifetime, and one posthumously as completed by the satirist Craig Brown. Charlie Mortdecai is the fictional art dealer anti-hero of the series. His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies. His books are still in print and have been translated into several different languages including Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese.

Bonfiglioli's style and novel structure have often been favourably compared to that of P. G. Wodehouse. Mortdecai and his manservant Jock Strapp bear a fun-house mirror relation to Wodehouse's Wooster...more


Average rating: 3.79 · 1,339 ratings · 184 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Don't Point that Thing at Me
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 1972 — 16 editions
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The Mortdecai Trilogy
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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After You with the Pistol
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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Something Nasty in the Wood...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1972 — 15 editions
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All The Tea In China
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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The Great Mortdecai Moustac...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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The Mortdecai ABC: A Bonfig...
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Impulse #1
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SF Reprise 6
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SF Reprise 4
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More books by Kyril Bonfiglioli…
“Bed is the only place for protracted telephoning. It is also execellently suited to reading, sleeping and listening to canaries. It is not a good place for sex: sex should take place in armchairs, or in bathrooms, or on lawns which have been brushed but not too recently mown, or on sandy beaches if you happen to have been circumcised. If you are too tired to have intercourse except in bed you are probably too tired anyway and should be husbanding your strength.”
Kyril Bonfiglioli, The Mortdecai Trilogy

“I never think of policemen's wives; their beauty maddens me like wine.”
Kyril Bonfiglioli

“It was still only nine o'clock when I set off on the last leg of my journey, feeling old and dirty and incapable. You probably know the feeling if you are over eighteen. ”
Kyril Bonfiglioli, The Mortdecai Trilogy

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