The much-anticipated novel from David Nobbs is the spiritual follow-up to The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and is as witty as it is prescient.
When revelations about the scandalous relationships and less than honest business practices of Sir Gordon Coppinger – infamous financier and devotee of excess – are made public, the glamorous façade of his London life begins to crumble and those around him fear the worst.
But, much to Sir Gordon’s surprise, all he can feel is relief.
In this brilliant and funny examination of modern British values, where success is governed by the principles of wealth and celebrity and driven by the insatiable desire to attain more and more, we meet the perfect anti-hero: Gordon Coppinger, a man going quietly sane.
Praise for THE FALL AND RISE OF GORDON COPPINGER:
‘Brilliant writing from a comic master, I loved it’ Rob Brydon
‘Pitch-perfect comedy, terrific social satire, excellent writing and a regular supply of cracking jokes – this is David Nobbs on superb form’ DAILY MAIL
Praise for David Nobbs:
‘We should be thankful for the continuing brilliance of David Nobbs’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘A delicious entertainment, as comic and sharp as they come’ GUARDIAN
‘Probably our finest post-war comic novelist’ Jonathan Coe
About the author
David Nobbs’s first break as a comedy writer came on the iconic satire show That Was The Week, That Was, hosted by David Frost. Later he wrote for The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies and provided material for many top comedians including Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Dick Emery. Apart from his twenty novels, David is best known for his two TV hit series A Bit of a Do and for The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. David Nobbs died in 2015 at the age of eighty.