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Lionel Asbo : state of England

Author: Martin Amis
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage international editionView all editions and formats
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Young Desmond Pepperdine desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love. Unfortunately for him, he is the ward of his uncle, Lionel Asbo (self-named after England's notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Orders), a terrifying yet oddly principled thug who's determined to teach him the joys of pitbulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), internet porn (me love life) and all manner of more serious criminality. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Amis
ISBN: 9780099565680 0099565684 9780307948083 0307948080
OCLC Number: 857656431
Notes: Originally published : London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Description: 255 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 2006 Desmond Pepperdine, Renaissance Boy --
pt. 2. 2009 Lionel Asbo, Lotto Lout --
pt. 3. 2012 Cilla Dawn Pepperdine, Babe in Arms --
pt. 4. 2013 Who? Who?
Responsibility: Martin Amis.

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It's not healthy'Lionel Asbo - a very violent but not very successful criminal - has always looked out for his nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books, a  Read more...

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