The Palladium, Brickley, is the haunting setting for this novel. Here is a seedy Saturday night venue which attracts people searching for something new in their lives. Mark, Clare and Father Kipling are just three of the characters featured.
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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.Review :
"Sharp and real" -- Kingsley Amis "Quirky and original" * Sunday Times * "The Picturegoers' appeal derives as much from the quality of the writing as for its absorption in a bygone way of life" * Independent * "An excellent first novel... He has a wonderful eye for the tawdriness of our commercial world" * Times *
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