Satiric trilogy about the last days of English Colonialism in Malaya in 1950s.
Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing. A prolific and respected author, Burgess died in 1993.
A sad, hilarious book about the underlife of the expatriate East *
Independent on Sunday *
Essentially and splendidly comic * The Scotsman *
Magnificent black comedies about human nature: about vainglory, obliviousness, delusion, and the undertow of despair * The Boston Globe *