Sandstone Press

Jammy Dodger by Kevin Smith

RRP: £7.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908737-09-0
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Jammy Dodger

Kevin Smith

Safe at the helm of his subsidised magazine in 1980s Belfast, Artie Conville is content to linger over long lunches and flirt with the lovely Rosie McCann. When his cushy number is threatened, Artie hatches a plan to keep the funds coming in and, before long, he is up to his ears in a bizarre fraud. Can he avert disaster? In a novel that is by turns darkly ironic and laugh out loud funny, the cast includes a gun-toting playwright, a jealous police chief, a drunken actor and a giant white rabbit.

LONG-LISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE FOR NEW FICTION

Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith was born in London an grew up in Northern Ireland. A former journalist, he worked for a number of years as a foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe. He currently lives in Dublin with...

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Reviews

‘Terrific - very funny, acutely sharp.’
-Simon Hoggart, The Guardian

‘Jammy Dodger is a deliciously absurd, laugh-out-loud tale of a literary editor's farcical fall from grace and a glorious satire on the arts world. Suffice it to say, a jammy dodger will never offer innocent pleasure again.’
-Daily Mail

‘Smith is a good writer, with a funny sensibility.’
-Publishers Weekly

‘A Bohemian Rhapsody.’
-Sunday Times

‘A hilarious slap-in-the-face satire.’
-Irish Times

‘An imaginative comic novel of striking charm and wit.’
-Metro Herald

‘Packed with sly jokes, larger-than-life characters and the odd bit of poetry, Jammy Dodger also has evocative descriptions of Belfast...this is a book of comic treats.’
-Adam Clarke, Belfast News Letter

‘Ironic and funny -- like JP Donleavy with a twist of Kingsley Amis.’
-Irish Examiner

‘A laugh-out-loud funny satire, sharp and witty one moment, tender and painfully honest the next, all delivered with a lightness of touch that marks Smith out as a writer to watch.’
-Reading Matters