As Jake nears his 60th birthday, his hitherto faithful - to him, at least - companion goes missing. Kingsley Amis leads the hunt for Jake’s libido.

When trout with almonds and Thunderball on the television seems a more enticing prospect than a romp with your bosomy ex-mistress from Baltimore then something is seriously wrong - or so thinks Jake Richardson, an Oxford don nearing 60 with a lifetime’s lechery behind him.

The Booker Prize 1978
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Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis

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Kingsley Amis was born in London. He is renowned as one of the finest English comic novelists of the second half of the 20th century.
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The Old Devils
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