About the book
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.
Reviewed by White Lion Yateley Reading Group:
Well written (apart from the bad language), good storyline, especially the Jewish/Nazi element. ‘One of the best books we’ve read’. We were put off by the scene with the horse. Kept picturing Stephen Fry!
Star rating: ***