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Lost For Words

3.27 based on 1983 ratings & 366 reviews on Goodreads.com

2015 Long-listed

The Folio Prize

2014 Winner

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

Picador

01 May 14
9781447253440
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£7.99
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Synopsis

'Belly-achingly hilarious' Sunday Times

'Written with restless wit . . . a pleasure.' Observer

'What makes you smile, and smile, and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.' Novel of the Week, Mail on Sunday

'Everything St. Aubyn writes is worth reading for the cleansing rancor of his intelligence and the fierce elegance of his prose.' Anne Enright, New York Times Book Review

'Black and brilliant stuff . . . Very clever and extremely funny.' The Times

In the media

Lost for Words is a witty, often excoriating, riposte to the phenomenon and workings of major book awards
Independent
This will make you chuckle aloud
Country & Town House
Anyone cynical about literary prizes will laugh out loud at Edward St Aubyn's delightful satire . . . as his novel hilariously demonstrates, notions of what constitutes literary pedigree are as fickle as the wind . . . What makes you smile, and smile and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.
Mail on Sunday