Paperback Published on: 27/03/2008
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'His most brilliant novel yet' Daily Telegraph Mike Engleby has a secret... This is the story of Mike Engleby, a working-class boy in the seventies who wins a place at an esteemed English university. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power. When Jennifer, the fellow student he admires from a afar, disappears the reader has to ask: is Engleby capable of telling the whole truth? 'Engleby himself is the most vivid personality Faulks has yet devised... engagingly lucid and disarmingly funny...' Guardian

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099458272
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 245g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Quite simply magnificent ...
When I eventually earn my place as featured guest on Desert Island Books (?), Engelby will be right up there in my list of the greatest novels in which I h... READ MORE
Didn't want it to end
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book but after the first few chapters I really got into it. Partly because of the era - the 70's / 80's - which remi... READ MORE
C. Peake
I purchased 2 books recently, this was one of them, which was disappoining beyond words! A complete watse of time. The other book on the other hand was by ... READ MORE
John Griffiths
I'm not normally one to submit reviews online, but completely disagree with the previous customer review, so felt I had to write in! Have just finished re... READ MORE
Lucy Grantham
There is very little to criticise about this novel. The whole book pivots around the complex and disturbing central character, Mike Engleby, and his reacti... READ MORE
Jonathan Dickinson