Keith Waterhouse

Keith Waterhouse was a renowned British writer and journalist, born on February 6, 1929, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was best known for his novel 'Billy Liar' (1959) and for the long-running newspaper column he wrote for the Daily Mirror and later for the Daily Mail. Waterhouse's work often combined wit, social observation, and a deep understanding of British culture. He also co-wrote the satirical play 'Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell' (1989). He passed away on September 4, 2009.


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  1. 1. Billy Liar

    "Billy Liar" is a comedic novel that revolves around the life of a young man, Billy Fisher, who is stuck in a dull job and a boring town. Billy, a habitual liar, escapes his mundane life by retreating into his own fictional world, "Ambrosia." However, his lies begin to catch up with him, causing conflict with his family, his three girlfriends, and his boss. The story is a poignant exploration of the consequences of escapism and deception, as well as a critique of post-war provincial life in England.