The hilarious 1980s political satire by Jonathan Coe, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
It is the 1980s and the Winshaw family are getting richer and crueller by the year:
Newspaper-columnist Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into
This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all.
It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won.
It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all.
It's about living in a city where