The Mortdecai ABC(1999)
A Kyril Bonfiglioli Reader
(A book in the Mortdecai series)
A non fiction book by Kyril Bonfiglioli and Margaret Bonfiglioli
Using the ABC formula beloved by Kyril Bonfiglioli himself, Margaret Bonfiglioli - his second wife - has woven a fascinating portrait of this most enigmatic of writers and provided an intriguing guide to the books he wrote. Bonfiglioli builds up a complex picture of a man who loved art and literature as much as he loved action, who fled from business to write books. As well as the ABC of his life and works, "The Mortdecai ABC" contains Bonfiglioli's pungent editorials for "Science Fantasy", the science-fiction magazine he edited, a number of short stories that he never collected into a book, and some illuminating correspondence with his wife and children, and with his publishers. The result is a witty and unusual book that is the perfect guide, and tribute, to the world of Kyril Bonfiglioli.
Used availability for Kyril Bonfiglioli's The Mortdecai ABC
November 2001 : USA Hardback
February 1999 : UK Hardback