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The Champion

(2011)
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"A chilling portrait of provincial egos on the loose. Shamefully entertaining."
Hilary Mantel


Charles Pemberton has lived his whole life in the same small town: he went to the best local school, he lived in one of the finest houses and his parents were, effectively, middle-class aristocracy. His quiet life of privileged contentment might well have continued undisturbed, were it not for the arrival of Clark 'Large' Rossiter ... In this uncharismatic town, Large is the biggest personality, equally capable of magnetic charm and all-consuming wrath; he terrorizes the old guard and shakes up the established hierarchy in his relentless pursuit of money, status and, eventually, revenge. Filled with Binding's typical perspicacity, but leavened with a refreshing wit, this is England: greedy, flabby and vulnerable. Through the lives of Charles and Large, Binding chronicles the vertiginous period from Thatcher to Blair - years all the more prescient for their similarity to the current boom and bust. "The Champion" is literary satire at its savage best.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Champion
Author(s): Tim Binding
ISBN: 0-330-51379-6 / 978-0-330-51379-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Champion
Author(s): Tim Binding
ISBN: 0-330-51380-X / 978-0-330-51380-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Champion
Author(s): Tim Binding
ISBN: 0-330-53625-7 / 978-0-330-53625-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Champion
Author(s): Tim Binding
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   



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