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Billy Liar
Author: Keith Waterhouse

ISBN: 9780241973646
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 1.4
'Lying in bed, I abandoned the facts once again and was back in Ambrosia . . . '

Billy Fisher, a nineteen-year old in a small Yorkshire town, works as an undertaker's clerk. Nagged by his mother and shouted at by his father, he is engaged to two girls but is actually in love with a third.

Feeling trapped by circumstances he cannot control, Billy has daydreams in which he is the hero - rather than victim - of his own life so that his fantasy of becoming a hit comedy writer in London has somehow come true.

But how long can Billy continue to hide from the truth?

About the Author

Keith Waterhouse was born in Leeds in 1929. He has written extensively for film, tv and newspapers, and his play Jeffrey Barnard is Unwell was a West End hit in the 1990s. Billy Liar is his most famous book, and was an equally famous film, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Tom Courtenay. He died in 2009.

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