Billy Liar - Keith Waterhouse Reviews
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Keith Waterhouse's classic story of growing up in the Bradford of ...
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by - written on 18/05/01, updated on 18/05/01 (Very useful, 147 readings)
I invite you to enter the kingdom of Ambrosia - a fantasy land invented by it's beloved President: Billy Fisher, in order to escape from the boring Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton in the 1950's. Billy is a compulsive liar - no, that's too harsh, he's a compulsive fantasist. Not so much an angry young man, as a feckless one. (I can't help wondering, what does 'feckless' mean in Ireland?) The book chronicles the events of one fateful Saturday during which all of Billy's lies begin to catch up with him. As well as daydreaming the day away in his beloved Ambrosia he spends most of his time thinking. (No, ... Read the complete review
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