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Ending Up
by Kingsley Amis

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Ending Up
by Author Name Kingsley Amis

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List Price:13.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 7mm, 128pp
Publication date: 02 Jun 2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN-13: 9780141194233

Description

At Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage in the English countryside, five elderly people live together in rancorous disharmony. Adela Bastable bosses the house, as her brother Bernard passes his days thinking up malicious schemes against the baby-talking Marigold and secret drinker Shorty, while kindly George lies bedridden upstairs. The mismatched quintet keep their spirits alive by bickering and waiting for grandchildren to visit at Christmas. But the festive season does not herald goodwill to all at Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage. Disaster and chaos, it seems, are just around the corner ...Told with Amis' piercing wit and humanity, "Ending Up" (1974) is a wickedly funny black comedy of the indignities of old age.