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David Lodge explores H. G. Wells' 'fascinating' life in new book

23rd September 2010

A new book recounting the life of H. G. Wells will provide a 'fascinating insight' into the life of one of the UK's most famous authors, according to its editor.

David Lodge, writer of How Far Can You Go and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel Nice Work, is currently working on the book, called A Man of Parts.

Geoff Mulligan, Lodge's long-term editor, said: 'Wells emerges from this as a brilliant, complex and fascinating man, who was central to the great intellectual debates of his day and became perhaps the most famous writer in the world.'

Liz Foley, publishing director of Harvill Secker, which will print the novel in April 2011, described the book as an 'exceptional piece of work from a true master', which vividly brings to life both the man and the period.

Lodge's Nice Work, which featured on the Booker Prize shortlist in 1998, focuses on how encounters between a feminist lecturer and the manager of an engineering firm expose each character's flaws.  

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