Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted. With this funny and deliciously readable novel, Stephen Fry takes his place as one of the most talented comic novelists of his generation.
"My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this" Mail on Sunday
Stephen Fry, Jahrgang 1957, unterrichtete an einer Universität, bevor er selbst eine besuchen durfte. In jungen Jahren wegen Kreditbetrugs im Gefängnis, verdiente er seine erste Million mit einem Theaterstück. Er hat unzählige Stücke geschrieben, in noch mehr mitgewirkt und ist aus den Filmen "Peter's Friends" und "Oscar Wilde" bekannt. Er ist ein Meister des britischen Humors.