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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His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies. But I am a product of my time and a woman. After his divorce from his second wife he lived in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland. Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre He died in Jersey of cirrhosis of the liver inhaving had five children. October Monthly Reading Challenge. Mortdecai, the son of a peer, never tires of describing the splendors of his cellar, his table, and his tailoring.
Charlie Mortdecai series 4 Book Series it was amazing 5. Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 22 Aug 16, The movie, one imagines, will take away everything that people love in the books and leave only what the author was lampooning.
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It is not a good place for sex: His mother and brother died in an air raid when he was In other projects Wikiquote. Having served in the British Army from toand been widowed, he applied to Balliol College, Oxfordwhere he took his degree. If you are too tired to have intercourse bonfigglioli in bed you are probably too tired anyway and should be husbanding your strength.
Johnny Depp in a poster for Mortdecai. This was partly why he wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai: It bonfihlioli also execellently suited to reading, sleeping and listening to bonfigoioli. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The books are kind of like Jeeves and Wooster stories—the author plays this up with Wodehouse references—if Wooster were a psychotic, misogynistic art dealer with a kyrjl problem.
Retrieved 25 October Oh, great, I thought. The film was a box office bomband received overwhelmingly negative reviews. The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 3.
Mortdecai, being a minor sort of crook, tries to detect but is more often detected, but I’ve included him here because of the sheer exuberance and comic appeal which make the books so entertaining to read. The Hon Charlie Strafford Van Cleef Mortdecai “I was actually christened Charlie; I think my mother was perhaps getting at my father in some vonfiglioli way” is a less than honest art dealer who likes “art and money and dirty jokes and drink”.
Curial Secretary”, so perhaps he could be bonfigljoli as a clerical detective too!
Kyril Bonfiglioli (Author of Don’t Point that Thing at Me)
This Penguin anthology contains the first three books. It has been said that Mortdecai resembles a depraved Bertie Wooster – certainly things keep happening to him over which he has no control. You probably know the feeling if you are over eighteen.
The author makes a nod to this comparison by having Mortdecai reference Wodehouse in the novels. The new movie is an adaptation of the Mortdecai series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. And a big part of the problem is surely that I started the series out of sequence.
Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of Bohfiglioli. Page 56, Line 5. The mention of Jeeves is significant: Quotes by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P. Refresh and try again. Obnfiglioli new books on Goodreads. There is further interesting biographical information about Bonfiglioli widely known as Bon in The Mortdecai ABC by his divorced second wife, Margaret Bonfiglioli he officially married twice, but had various other partnerships, declaring himself “a bonfig,ioli marrier of beautiful women”, and fathering five children.
But of course someone, eventually, had to ask, What the Hell Is Mortdecai? Kyril Bonfiglioli Average rating: The Mortdecai Trilogy 3. The Life of a Boo Impulse 1 by Kyril BonfiglioliJames Blish 2.
There’s a very informative piece about Bonfiglioli and the novels on The New Yorker site. Want to Read saving…. Let it be said, I understand the appeal. Mortdecai and his manservant Jock Strapp bear a fun-house mirror relation to Wodehouse’s Wooster and Jeeves.