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by Keith. Waterhouse


Keith Waterhouse was born in Leeds in 1929. Failing his eleven-plus, he left school at fourteen, worked for an undertaker and did his National Service, before taking a job on the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Keith Waterhouse was born in Leeds in 1929. He then moved to the Daily Mirror where he became a celebrated national columnist, not leaving till Robert Maxwell took over the paper in 1985. He went on to write more than 2,000 columns for the Daily Mail. Waterhouse published his first novel, There Is a Happy Land, in 1957, quickly followed by Billy Liar in 1959

Billy Liar is a 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse, which was later adapted into a play, a film, a musical and a TV series. The work has inspired and featured in a number of popular songs.

Billy Liar is a 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse, which was later adapted into a play, a film, a musical and a TV series. The semi-comical story is about William Fisher, a working-class 19-year-old living with his parents in the fictional town of Stradhoughton in Yorkshire. Bored by his job as a lowly clerk for an undertaker, Billy spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a comedy writer.

The Billy Liar Novels: Billy Liar;Billy Liar On the Moon. I met Keith on the moon once. Well it was the old Daily Mirror Drinking Club

The Billy Liar Novels: Billy Liar;Billy Liar On the Moon. Well it was the old Daily Mirror Drinking Club. Myself and a chap called John Waters were working as space sellers nearby and we would go there to drink for the great atmosphere you used to get in journo pubs. Once I was drunk enough to go up to the great man and tell him I was reading Billy Liar on the Moon and I loved it. He kindly wrote in my address book - to Graham, seen on the Moon, November 1987. Billy is older and trying to be more grown up, but his life is still a mess.

Sequel to "Billy Liar". Billy Fisher, about 15 years older, still hasn't reached London. It doesn't mean that "Billy Liar on the Moon" is bad. It's still very good and worth reading although as I said earlier not as good as "Billy Liar". He is married(has a mistress too), works in City Council in some town similar to Stradhoughton and still lives in his own world of dreams. From person who appeared in "Billy Liar" only his mother is present. After a series of crazy episodes Billy, whose wife is expecting a child finally decides to grow up. Keith Waterhouse shouldn't have written this sequel.

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Keith Waterhouse's comic masterpiece Billy Liar (1959) introduced us to Billy Fisher, a seventeen-year-old undertaker's clerk whose inability to tell the truth led him into constant (and often hilarious) trouble with his parents, his employer, and his three girlfriends. It was a smash success, becoming a bestseller and winning widespread acclaim for both the novel and the classic film adaptation.

Keith Waterhouse's comic masterpiece Billy Liar (1959) introduced us to Billy Fisher, a seventeen-year-old undertaker's clerk whose inability to tell the truth led him into constant (and often hilarious) trouble with his parents, his employer, and his three girlfriends

The first Billy Liar novel, about fifteen years ago, was made into an amusing Tom Courtenay-Julie Christie film and a British television series and Waterhouse includes several fairly funny sight gags in this sequel

The first Billy Liar novel, about fifteen years ago, was made into an amusing Tom Courtenay-Julie Christie film and a British television series and Waterhouse includes several fairly funny sight gags in this sequel. Nearing middle age, Billy lives with his childless wife Jeanette and his mother in a drab complex and works as a flack for the drab town of Shepford. His spurting fantasies, uncontrollable as ever, still keep him stumbling through a dally reality that is now doubly fogged over by unacknowledged alcoholism

Keith Waterhouse's comic masterpiece Billy Liar (1959) introduced us to Billy Fisher, a seventeen-year-old undertaker's clerk whose inability to tell the truth led him into constant (and often hilarious) trouble with his parents, his employer, and his three girlfriends. In this 1975 sequel, Billy is thirty-three but still hasn't grown out of his propensity for lying

British writer Keith Waterhouse's original "Billy Liar" was so popular (in part because of the fine film adaptation of it) that he came up with sequel. The quality of writing and the wit are every bit as good as in the eponymous first volume.
Ann
Keith Waterhouse represents to me a true descendent of the 'great tradition'. His novels, both the 'light' and the more serious (and note that Waterhouse is always funny, even at his darkest moments) concern far more than just the individual. His work is always concerned with the individual in the wider world, and his tales of personal neurosis and obsession are inextricably interwoven with sharp social commentary. Like Dickens, he imitates flawlessly peoples manner of speech and depicts their physical appearance and deportment in a way that is illuminating, provocative and frequently hilarious.
Waterhouse uses humour in a sharp satiric way, and the obsessions of his characters (Waterhouse's characters are always a neurotic bunch) are portrayed so that they connect with the setting and matter of the story.
As ever, Waterhouse works into this wondrous microcosm affairs, both promiscuous and family, and ties it all together, to give a portrait of the individual in our chaotic modern world that makes real sense.
Only time will tell as to whether Keith Waterhouse will be remembered as a major or minor novelist, but I should like to say here that I consider him 'great', on some level or other, and hope and believe that his books will be read long after many other popular and critically applauded novelists of this age have been forgotten.
Galanjov
Sequel to "Billy Liar".Billy Fisher, about 15 years older, still hasn't reached London. He is married(has a mistress too), works in City Council in some town similar to Stradhoughton and still lives in his own world of dreams. From person who appeared in "Billy Liar" only his mother is present.

After a series of crazy episodes Billy, whose wife is expecting a child finally decides to grow up.

Keith Waterhouse shouldn't have written this sequel.

First, as usual with sequels, it isn't as good as first part.

Second, a character like this is not convincing while growing up. Can you imagine a sequel to "Catcher in the Rye" with Holden Caulfield growing up? The same with Billy Fisher. He should have been left in Stradhoughton or/and in Ambrosia.

It doesn't mean that "Billy Liar on the Moon" is bad. It's still very good and worth reading although as I said earlier not as good as "Billy Liar". So 4 stars instead of 5.
anneli
Billy Liar has still not grown up - and he stuffs up big time. He ends up loosing an interesting job and ends up in a dead end clerical position. Still from the perspective of the era of out sourcing and prejudice against older workers (rampant in Australia) its better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!
Billy Liar on the Moon ebook
Author:
Keith. Waterhouse
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Putnam Pub Group; First American Edition edition (January 1, 1977)
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223 pages
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4.2
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