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Title Lionel Asbo : state of England / Martin Amis.
Author Amis, Martin, author.
Publication London : Vintage Books, 2013.
Copyright date ©2012
Edition First Vintage international edition.
Description 255 pages ; 20 cm
Call # FIC AMIS
Note First published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Summary 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 just as Desmond begins to lead a gentler, healthier life, Lionel wins 140 million pounds in the lottery, hires a public relations firm and begins dating a cannily ambitious topless model and poet. Strangely, however, Lionel remains his vicious, weirdly loyal self, while his problems as well as Desmond's seem only to multiply.
Subject Guardian and ward -- Fiction.
Hoodlums -- Fiction.
Lottery winners -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Guardian and ward. (OCoLC)fst00948819
Hoodlums. (OCoLC)fst00960029
Lottery winners. (OCoLC)fst01002717
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre Humorous fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Humorous fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726649
ISBN 9780307948083 (paperback)
0307948080 (paperback)

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