The Rotters’ Club
The first in The Rotters’ Club series, bestselling author Jonathan Coe’s iconic tale of Benjamin Trotter is a hilarious, heartfelt celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up
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Birmingham, England, c. 1973: industrial strikes, bad pop music, first love, corrosive class warfare, detention, IRA bombings.
Four friends: a class clown who stoops very low for a laugh; a confused artist enthralled by rock; an earnest radical with socialist leanings; and a quiet dreamer obsessed with poetry, God, and the prettiest girl in school.
Unforgettably funny and painfully honest, The Rotters’ Club is perfect for readers of Nick Hornby and William Boyd – or anyone who ever experience adolescence the hard way!
THE STORY CONTINUES IN THE CLOSED CIRCLE AND MIDDLE ENGLAND.
‘One of those sweeping, ambitious yet hugely readable, moving and richly comic novels . . . a masterpiece’ Daily Telegraph
‘Very funny . . . Coe had achieved that rare feat: a novel stuffed with characters you really care for’ The Times
‘A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends’ Independent on Sunday
Written with his signature wit, Jonathan Coe’s unmissable new novel, Bournville, is available to pre-order now!
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