Peter Smart’s Confessions Paperback – 4 May 2000
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1857025679
- ISBN-13 : 978-1857025675
- Publisher : Fourth Estate; New edition (4 May 2000)
- Language: : English
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From the Back Cover
After a suicide attempt, unhappy husband and failing actor Peter Smart takes to writing. Peter's mother, as an actor friend enthusiastically points out, is a comic monster: 'If you put her in a book – as they say – no one would believe her… Only Wagner could do her justice.' She's matched by the larger-than-life eccentric, F. Leonard Cottle, randy retired doctor and author of 'With Stethoscope and Scalpel', who employs Peter's mother as housekeeper after her husband dies. Cottle introduces the boy Peter to the facts of life.
About the Author
Paul Bailey is the author of At the Jerusalem (1967) which won the Somerset Maugham Award,Trespasses (1970),A Distant Likeness (1973), Peter Smart’s Confessions (1977), shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Old Soldiers (1980), Gabriel’s Lament (1986), also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Sugar Cane 1993. He was the first recipient of the E.M. Forster Award and won a George Orwell Prize for his essay ‘The Limitations of Despair’.