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Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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Young radical writer, David Bentley, who lives in a suitcase with a revolutionary actress, feels his horizons expanding when he meets Charlotte, bravely tolerant wife of ex-celebrity and adulterer Lancelot Windover. And so the farce goes on in Clive James' first novel.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Jonathan Cape , 1983 .
      Extent: 317p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedicated to Prue Shaw
      ISBN: 0224021222, 033028343X
    • London,
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      Picador , 1984 .
      Extent: 317p.
      ISBN: 033028343X (pbk.)

Works about this Work

y 'An Ecstasy of Self-Consciousness' : The Clive James Phenomenon - Literary and Television Persona R. C. A. Leahy , Canberra : 1989 Z1845584 1989 single work thesis After examining several of James's autobiographical and fiction works, Leahy concludes that 'television is the medium that suits the Clive James phenomenon the best. It is on television that the mask looks and sounds the best, but where we rarely see the "unreliable" ventriloquist, only the dummy.'
Clive James and the Peter Principle Lee Shrubb , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 28 no. 1-2 1984; (p. 136-137)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
Clive James: A Tale-Wagger of Two Cities Robert Darroch , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 August vol. 103 no. 5379 1983; (p. 35-36)
A Third World with Nothing Worth Offering Elizabeth Riddell , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 December-3 January (1983-1984) vol. 103 no. 5397 1983; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
Clive James Pursues Love Stylishly Olaf Ruhen , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 1983; (p. 15)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel ; The Colour Man Ian Moffitt 1983 single work novel
James's Brilliant Box of Tricks Marion Halligan , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 October 1983; (p. 12)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
Literary Soapie by a Brilliant Creature Katharine England , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 September 1983; (p. 31)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
A Third World with Nothing Worth Offering Elizabeth Riddell , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 December-3 January (1983-1984) vol. 103 no. 5397 1983; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
Clive James Pursues Love Stylishly Olaf Ruhen , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 1983; (p. 15)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel ; The Colour Man Ian Moffitt 1983 single work novel
James's Brilliant Box of Tricks Marion Halligan , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 October 1983; (p. 12)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
Literary Soapie by a Brilliant Creature Katharine England , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 September 1983; (p. 31)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
Clive James and the Peter Principle Lee Shrubb , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 28 no. 1-2 1984; (p. 136-137)

— Review of Brilliant Creatures : A First Novel Clive James 1983 single work novel
y 'An Ecstasy of Self-Consciousness' : The Clive James Phenomenon - Literary and Television Persona R. C. A. Leahy , Canberra : 1989 Z1845584 1989 single work thesis After examining several of James's autobiographical and fiction works, Leahy concludes that 'television is the medium that suits the Clive James phenomenon the best. It is on television that the mask looks and sounds the best, but where we rarely see the "unreliable" ventriloquist, only the dummy.'
Clive James: A Tale-Wagger of Two Cities Robert Darroch , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 August vol. 103 no. 5379 1983; (p. 35-36)
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