Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe is a contemporary British writer known for his satirical and humorous novels. He was born on August 19, 1961, in Birmingham, England. Coe's work often combines comedy with social commentary, and he is best known for novels such as 'What a Carve Up!' (also known as 'The Winshaw Legacy') and 'The Rotters' Club'. His writing is characterized by its wit, intricate plotting, and the acute observation of British society and politics.


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  1. 1. What a Carve Up!

    This satirical novel follows the story of the Winshaw family, a wealthy and corrupt British family who have a significant influence on British society in fields such as politics, business, media, and the arts. The narrative is presented through the eyes of a commissioned biographer who is trying to make sense of the family's history and their impact on society. As he delves deeper into the family's affairs, he uncovers dark secrets and becomes entangled in a complex web of deceit and murder.