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Alexander MacIndoe is a self-centred man who is characterized only by his physical beauty and a complete lack of will. The novel opens with his earliest memory - a February morning in 1944, in the aftermath of second-wave German air-raids, and goes on to follow the next 54 years of his life.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published January 2001)
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Jonathan Buckley was born in Birmingham, grew up in Dudley, and studied English Literature at Sussex University, where he stayed on to take an MA. From there he moved to King’s College, London, where he researched the work of the Scottish poet/artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. After working as a university tutor, stage hand, maker of theatrical sets and props, bookshop manager, decorator and builder, he ...moreMore about Jonathan Buckley...