As the son of a famous writer, the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis, novelist Martin Amis writes candidly about his life and looks intimately at the process of writing itself.
This book explores Amis' relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life, including the final crisis of his death. Amis also examines the case of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who disappeared without trace in 1973 (a month after the publication of his first novel), and was exhumed in 1994 from the back garden of Frederick West, Britain's most prolific serial killer.
Inevitably, too, the memoir records the changing literary scene in Britain and the United States, with many anecdotes and pen-portraits.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 06 / 2000
- 162 x 237mm