Ranjit Bolt branches out into original fiction with this zany foray into such diverse fields as ancient history, world literature, London’s legendary Hampstead district, and, inevitably, sex.
The heroine, the luscious young Lucy – a creation so refreshingly un-pc as to bring out the latent liberal in Jeremy Clarkson – arrives in Hampstead, North London (where her great-aunt Alicia has a house) determined to lose her virginity. With the aid of said great-aunt (who, as luck would have it, is a witch, and willing to place her magic powers at her niece’s disposal) Lucy’s quest takes her to, among other venues, the Venice of Casanova and the Rome of Julius Caesar, as well as a devastating 'near miss' with the heroic, psychotic Dick Turpin, before she finally decides to give up trying and let nature take its course.
Illustrated by Roddy Maude-Roxby.
210 x 148 mm
Ranjit Bolt is one of the world’s leading translators and adaptors for the stage. His adaptation of Corneille’s comedy Le Menteur was performed at London’s Old Vic Theatre in an acclaimed production directed by Jonathan Miller. There followed a long collaboration with iconic director Sir Peter Hall, as well as productions at the National Theatre and the RSC. Bolt was awarded the OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours List for services to literature. Currently his translation of Cyrano de Bergerac is being staged at the Roundabout Theatre on Broadway.
Losing It is his first novel.
Roddy Maude-Roxby’s first published illustrations were at the ages of 12 and 14. He was the editor for Ark Magazine at the Royal College of Art, creating ground-breaking content and graphic design. He has since illustrated Brothers, Sisters.. The Trilogy 2 by Jonas Cleary.
He wrote and illustrated Bulgy and Bulgy in Wombalia and illustrated Spellwell, written by Mike Dibb.
Roddy Maude-Roxby is also a well known actor who has worked with Mark Rylance. Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Peter Brook, Jonathan Miller, Spike Milligan and NF Simpson.