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The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

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Published by Arrow

368 pages

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0099457032

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9780099457039)

Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippop...

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The Hippopotamus is a highly interesting novella to read penned by the critically acclaimed writer and playwright Stephen Fry. The Hippopotamus is written beautifully and.. More details The Hippopotamus is a highly interesting novella to read penned by the critically acclaimed writer and playwright Stephen Fry. The Hippopotamus is written beautifully and the story is well crafted to keep the readers hooked to the book till the end. In this novel, the protagonist of the plot is essayed by Ted Wallace. Ted Wallace is described in the book as a whisky-sodden beast, womanizer, soul, old man who is a lesser known drama critic and failed poet. However, his bad luck cannot be completely blamed on others as he has his own share of faults and mistakes. He is fired from his job where he was working with a newspaper publishing company. He is lagging many months behind on his alimony payments feels utterly dismayed by a cruel world that does not give him the respect he think he deserves. Ted wants to relax for a few months and enjoy free drinks at Swafford Hall. Hide details
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The "hippo" of the title is Edward (Ted/Tedward) Lennox Wallace, an aging, lecherous, one-time hell-raising poet, reduced by diminishing poetic talent to working as a the.. More details The "hippo" of the title is Edward (Ted/Tedward) Lennox Wallace, an aging, lecherous, one-time hell-raising poet, reduced by diminishing poetic talent to working as a theatre critic. The story opens with the aftermath of Ted being fired from his job on a newspaper.
At the suggestion of a sick goddaughter, Jane (suffering from leukaemia), he goes to stay at the Norfolk country house of old schoolfriend and Army colleague from National Service, Lord Michael Logan and his wife Lady Anne, to investigate unspecified mysterious goings-on.
And thus begins a roller coaster ride of fun, entertainment, and humor with fantastic spoofs and limericks.
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Actor, dramatist, and writer Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead, London in 1957. The son of a physici...

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