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His name, which reflects his English, Italian and Slovene descent, was revised to Kyril Bonfiglioli. He claimed to be loved and respected by all who knew him. Kyril Bonfiglioli was variously an art dealer, editor, and wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his. Kyril Bonfiglioli (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Kyril Bonfiglioli.

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After his divorce from his second wife he lived in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland. If you are too tired to have intercourse except in bed you are probably too tired anyway and should be husbanding your strength. The series is raffish, dark, melancholy, unabashedly nostalgic, clever, brash. The spelling is the same, of course, but it was still hard to believe—these lighthearted posters just bear so little resemblance to the tone of the books, and the preview roams even further.

The cover certainly suggests the character of Mortdecai, slipping away before you can catch him. Page 56, Line 5 83 Aug 11, Topics Mentioning This Author. Curial Secretary”, so perhaps he could be counted as a clerical detective too! This was partly why he wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai: Charlie Mortdecai is the fictional art dealer anti-hero of the series. It also explains how his last years were far from happy, and how he died, aged 59, from cirrhosis of the liver.


Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P.

He died in Jersey of cirrhosis of the liver inhaving had five children. This Penguin anthology contains the first three books.

The Cult Appeal of Kyril Bonfiglioli‘s “Mortdecai” Novels

Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre But I bonffiglioli a product of my time and a woman. After leaving school at 16, Bonfiglioli spent kyriil years in the army before being admitted as a widower with two small children to Balliol College, Oxford, where he read English, after which he set up as an art dealer in Oxford and claimed to be “loved and respected by all who knew him slightly”. Oh, great, I thought. The books are still in print and have been translated into several languages.

Kyril Bonfiglioli

Cherie’s “It’s dead, Jim. Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of P. Don’t Point that Thing at Me 3. But of course someone, eventually, had to ask, What the Hell Is Mortdecai? bonfiglioll

His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies. He described himself as “an accomplished fencer, a fair shot with most weapons and a serial marrier of beautiful women His Mortdecai comic-thriller trilogy won critical plaudits back in the s and early s.


Quotes by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

And I found the book—with its caustic, rape-centric plot—ugly. It is the outrageous and snobbish Mortdecai “a nice, rich, cowardly fun-loving art dealer who dabbles in crime to take his mind off his haemorrhoids” who himself tells the stories.

Views Bongiglioli Edit View history. Mortdecai got his Hon title, by the way, not for outstanding services to the crown, but because he was the second son of a baron who was awarded “his barony ostensibly for giving the nation a third of a million pounds’ worth of good but unsaleable art, but actually for forgetting something embarrassing he knew about someone. Retrieved from ” https: He tortures – and is tortured: I mean we’re going to push him out of a window.

It is also execellently suited to reading, sleeping and listening to canaries. Impulse 1 by Kyril BonfiglioliJames Blish 2. It takes cozy English mystery tropes and takes bontiglioli sick pleasure in upending them.