A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marraige, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence 'Tubby' Passmore has more reason than most to be happy. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst.
David Lodge's novels include Changing Places (Hawthornden Prize), How Far Can You Go? (Whitbread Book of the Year), Small World ( Booker shortlisted), Nice Work (Sunday Express Book of the Year) and A Man of Parts. He has also written books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction. His works have been translated into 25 languages. He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was awarded a CBE and is also a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
"Full of delights... His view of our neuroses is sane, intelligent and amused" -- John Mortimer Sunday Times "Energetic, comic...a highly ingenious games-board of moves and counter-moves" Sunday Telegraph "Lodge remains one of the very best English comic novelists of the post-war era; and Therapy is good for you" Time Out "Takes off on wings of humour and pathos which would not have disgraced Lodge's great hero Dickens... A splendid novel" Daily Express "A real treat...a joy - a sobering joy, but a joy none the less" Observer