Nice Work

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Penguin Books, 1990 - Fiction - 276 pages
21 Reviews
"A funny, intelligent, superbly paced social comedy." --The New York Times

Vic Wilcox, a self-made man and managing director of an engineering firm. has little regard for academics, and even less for feminists. So when Robyn Penrose, a trendy leftist teacher, is assigned to "shadow" Vic under a goverment program created to foster mutual understanding between town and gown, the hilarious collusion of lifestyles and ideologies that ensues seems unlikely to foster anything besides mutual antipathy. But in the course of a bumpy year, both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's worlds--and about themselves.

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Review: Nice Work (The Campus Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Robert Olsen - Goodreads

This is a clever parody and transposition, set in Margaret Thatcher's England, of the style and subject of the English industrial novel of the 1840s. Should the reader be napping or caught unawares ... Read full review

Review: Nice Work (The Campus Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

The last in what is loosely termed "The Campus Trilogy" by David Lodge. The books are only distantly linked, it's nice to read them in order but not strictly necessary, and each can stand on it's own ... Read full review


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David Lodge is the author of twelve novels and a novella, including the Booker Prize finalists Small World and Nice Work. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and Consciousness and the Novel.

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