Michael Frayn’s third novel is set in the crossword and nature notes department of an obscure national newspaper during the declining years of Fleet Street, where John Dyson dreams wistfully of fame and the gentlemanly life – until one day his great chance of glory at last arrives.
Regarded by many as the best novel ever written about journalists, the brilliantly funny Towards the End of the Morning (1967) is celebrated as a classic in Great Britain but has long been unavailable in America. This new edition features an introduction by the author.
‘A sublimely funny novel.’ – Spectator
‘High comedy . . . an extremely well-written, witty novel.’ – Daily Telegraph
‘A gem of a comic book. It’s a brilliant, fast game of poker with the author holding all the best hands.’ – Vogue
‘Still ranks with Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop as one of the funniest novels about journalists ever written.’ – Sunday Times