The Reginald Perrin Omnibus Paperback
by David Nobbs
Part of the Reginald Perrin series
Reginald Iolanthe Perrin is surely one of the best loved comedy heroes of our time, in both literature and television.
This omnibus brings together the first three Reginald Perrin novels containing a lifetime's outrageous and hilarious adventures.
When we first meet Reggie, he is sick to death with selling exotic ices at Sunshine Desserts.
Driven to desperation by the rat race and the unpunctuality of Britain's trains, Reggie's small eccentricites escalate to the extreme, until finally he leaves the unacceptable face of capitalism behind by driving off in a stolen motorised jelly.
In his pursuit of the unconventional, he devotes himself to faking his own death, opening a shop devoted to selling completely useless goods, and setting up a commune strictly for the middle-class and middle-aged.
Join Reggie, who didn't get where he is today without some help from some memorable supporting characters, in one man's quest to avoid an everyday existence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 896 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 04/02/1999
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9780099436669
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Review by cspooner
This was my holiday read for 2009, and I can't recommend it enough for any time of the year. If you're particularly drawn to comedy novels, this isn't short on jokes and witticisms. I've not seen the TV show, so couldn't say which is better.