About the Book
Aldiss’ first novel republished after many years out of print.
In a small provincial city, Peter lives with his long-suffering Aunt Anne and his eccentric Uncle Leo, and works in a bookshop called Brightfount’s, which he describes as a ‘shabby outpost of literacy’. Cutting the apron strings, he moves into a bed-sit and composes these witty diaries, in which he includes amusing remarks about publishers, authors, booksellers and customers, a revelation about his dotty uncle, and his efforts to find a suitable girl.
First published as a weekly serial in The Bookseller, these fictional diaries became a sensation, prompting fanmail from across the globe and resulting in the author’s first book deal.
‘Written with pleasing charm, The Brightfount Diaries is a sparkling and lively document, spiced with idiosyncratic humour.’ OBSERVER
'For decades, Brian Aldiss has been among our most prolific and consistently stylish writers.' THE TELEGRAPH—
- ISBN: 9780007482115
- ISBN 10: 0007482116
- Imprint: The Friday Project
- On Sale: 03/01/2013
- Pages: 168
- List Price: 8.99 AUD
- BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- BISAC2: FICTION / Science Fiction / General