Home Truths by David Lodge

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Adrian Ludlow, a novelist with a distinguished reputation and a book on the A'level syllabus, is now seeking obscurity in a cottage beneath the Gatwick flight path. He and his friend Sam Sharp decide to take revenge on Fanny Tarrant, who wrote a savage review of Sharp's work in a Sunday newspaper.
 

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David Lodge is Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987, when he became a full-time writer. He is well-known as a novelist, and has also written screenplays and stageplays. He edited "2oth Century Literary Criticism "(Longman, 1972) which has become a companion volume to "Modern Criticism and Theory."Nigel Wood is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at De Montfort University.
 
Published June 1, 2000 by San Val. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sam’s idea: if only Adrian will consent to be interviewed by the same famous but malicious journalist who so disastrously interviewed Sam, Adrian could, well, gather his own information, and, turning the tables, publish a scathing indictment of—ah, yes, of the infamous Fanny Tarrant, who, appeari...

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Bearing traces of its first incarnation as a stage play, this lighthearted and timely farce from veteran British writer Lodge (Therapy) skewers the media's voracious relationship with celebrity cultur

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The plot they concoct--to have Fanny interview Adrian, who will secretly be gathering material for his own hatchet job on Fanny--backfires after Adrian reveals to Fanny that both he and Sam slept with Eleanor during their college days.

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Soon, the reader learns that Eleanor has home truths as well, ones she did not expect to surface in the war Adrian and Sam attempt to wage on Fanny.

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