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Hippopotamus, The

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Description for Hippopotamus, The Paperback. Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 25. Weight in Grams: 294.
Ted Wallace is a sour, old, cantankerous beast, a womanising and whisky-sodden bounder 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. 'Clever...witty...not what it seems' The ... Read more

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About Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for ... Read more

Reviews for Hippopotamus, The
My goodness what fruity language Fry uses! You can feel his enjoyment, and also the huge force of his desire to please you, as you read this
Mail on Sunday
Fresh, filthy, funny and fizzing with ideas
Evening Standard
One of the funniest people writing on either side of the Atlantic ... like a combination of ... Read more

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