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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Kyril Bonfiglioli

If you are too tired to have intercourse except in bed you are probably too tired anyway and should be husbanding your strength. Johnny Depp in a poster for Mortdecai. October Monthly Reading Challenge 58 Nov 01, His character resembles, among other kyil, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies. Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 22 Aug 16, Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of P.

Charlie Mortdecai series 4 Book Series it was amazing 5. But I am a product of my time and a woman.

Page 56, Line 5. I mean we’re going to push him out of a window.


The dry satire and black humour of the books were favourably reviewed by The New Yorker and others. The movie, one imagines, will take away everything that people love in the books and leave only what the author was lampooning. After leaving school at 16, Bonfiglioli spent 5 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”.

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Charlie Mortdecai 4 books by Kyril Bonfiglioli. The film was a box office bomband received overwhelmingly negative reviews.

The books came out in the seventies and have a particular sort of flinty, urbane nastiness to them: Topics Mentioning This Author. It also explains how his last years were far from happy, and how he died, aged 59, from cirrhosis of the liver. And a big part of the problem is surely that I started the series out of sequence. Actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are among those who are fans of kyrol work. Bonfiglioli wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his lifetime, and one posthumously as completed by the bonfiglilli and literary mimic Craig Brown.


Kyril Bonfiglioli (Author of Don’t Point that Thing at Me)

The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 3. Kyril Bonfiglioli Editor. Something Nasty in the Woodshed 3. Charlie Mortdecai 6 books by Kyril Bonfiglioli. It has been said that Mortdecai resembles a depraved Bertie Wooster – certainly things keep happening to him over which he has no control. Done right, an adaptation could indeed be interesting. 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 weight problem.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And I found the kyriil its caustic, rape-centric plot—ugly. There’s plenty of violence involved, so he needs the support of his manservant, the expert cook there’s a lot about food in the books and bonfilioli Jock, whom he describes as “a sort of anti-Jeeves: More of Johnny Depp pretending to be a character actor.

After his divorce from his second wife he lived in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland.

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