Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

Billy Liar

byKeith Waterhouse

Mass Market Paperback | October 6, 2015

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The classic comedy of a 50s youth trapped inside a Walter Mitty fantasy-world, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Keith Waterhouse's Billy Liar was published in 1959, and captures brilliantly the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. It tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends. Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, Billy finds that his only happiness lies in grand plans for his future and fantastical day-dreams of the fictional country Ambrosia.

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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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Title:Billy LiarFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.4 × 5 × 0.9 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241973643

ISBN - 13:9780241973646

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