by David Lodge | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140254641 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 3/29/2010
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 29, 2010
NB! My copy has a different cover.

From the back:

"A successful sitcom writer with plenty of money, a stable marriage, a platonic mistress and a flash car, Laurence 'Tubby' Passmore has more reason than most to be happy. Yet neither physiotherapy nor aromatherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy or acupuncture can cure his puzzling knee pain or his equally inexplicable mid-life angst.

As Tubby's life fragments under the weight of his self-obsession, he embarks - via Kierkegaard, strange beds from Rummidge to Tenerife to Beverly Hills, a fit of literary integrity and memories of his 1950s South London boyhood - on a picaresque quest for his lost contentment..."


A fleamarket find.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at on Thursday, July 06, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (7/7/2017 UTC) at


Thanks for checking in :) Happy reading – and happy travels!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at on Monday, September 04, 2017
Picked it up at Helsinki Airport on 2017-07-10 before my flight. Only got around to reading it now. So far, I like it. Will release it back into the wild probably at Arabianranta library in Helsinki at some point.

Journal Entry 4 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 28, 2020
The book was seen in the exchange shelf of the Library of Arabianranta today. Nice to see an oldie still on the road.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkirjakkowing at Arabianrannan kirjasto in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 28, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (11/28/2020 UTC) at Arabianrannan kirjasto in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


The book never left the library, but I am officially releasing it there in case somebody is interested. Libraries are closing again for three weeks due to corona. This hardly is a problem for bookcrossers, but ordinary people might not have enough to read at home.

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