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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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More of Johnny Depp pretending to be a character actor. Bonifglioli can’t run a fine-arts business without a thug and Jock is one of the best in the trade”.

Charlie Mortdecai (Kyril Bonfiglioli)

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. Views Read Edit View history. Don’t Point that Thing at Me 3. 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”.

You probably know the feeling if you are over eighteen. Let it be said, I understand the appeal. Series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. The new movie is an adaptation of the Mortdecai series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. They feature Johnny Depp and a battalion of costars extravagantly mustachioed and looking wacky.

And a big part of the problem is surely that I started the series out of sequence. Wikiquote has quotations related to: His eccentric and witty Mortdecai novels have attained cult status since his death. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Quotes by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Want to Read saving…. It is also execellently suited to reading, sleeping and listening to canaries.

Johnny Depp in a poster for Mortdecai. After his divorce from his second wife he lived in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland. Charlie Mortdecai 4 books by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Retrieved 25 October October Monthly Reading Challenge. He described himself as “an accomplished fencer, a fair shot with most weapons and a serial marrier of beautiful women Lately, posters for the film Mortdecai have been popping up everywhere.

This was partly why he lyril four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai: Something Nasty in the Woodshed 3. His Mortdecai comic-thriller trilogy won critical plaudits back in the s and early s.

Kyril Bonfiglioli

The cover certainly suggests the character of Mortdecai, slipping away before you can nonfiglioli him. Having served in the British Army from toand been widowed, he applied to Balliol College, Oxfordwhere he took his degree. It is the outrageous and snobbish Mortdecai “a nice, rich, cowardly fun-loving art dealer who dabbles in crime to take his mind off his haemorrhoids” who himself tells the stories.

The author makes a nod to this comparison by having Mortdecai reference Wodehouse in the novels. The Hon Charlie Strafford Van Cleef Mortdecai “I was actually christened Charlie; I think my mother was perhaps getting at my father in some obscure way” is a less than honest art dealer who likes “art and money and dirty jokes and drink”.


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Proposte per i Gruppi di Lettura di: Impulse 1 by Kyril BonfiglioliJames Blish 2. The books are still in print and have been translated into several languages. Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of P. He died in Jersey of cirrhosis of the liver inhaving had five children. Cherie’s “It’s dead, Jim. You should read the whole piece binfiglioli get a good sense of the series and its author.

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. It takes cozy English mystery tropes and takes a sick pleasure in upending them.

Kyril Bonfiglioli – Wikipedia

Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 22 Aug 16, Kyril Bonfiglioli Editor. The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 3. Page 56, Line 5.

There’s a very informative piece about Bonfiglioli and the novels on The New Yorker site. Mortdecai and his manservant Jock Strapp bear a fun-house mirror relation to Bonfigloili Wooster and Jeeves. 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.