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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The Hon Charlie Strafford Van Cleef Mortdecai “I was actually christened Charlie; I think jyril 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”.

In other projects Wikiquote. Lately, posters for the film Mortdecai have been popping up everywhere.

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The movie, one imagines, will take away everything that people love in the books and leave only what the author was lampooning. Having served in the British Army from toand been widowed, he applied to Balliol College, Oxfordwhere he took his degree.

Proposte per i Gruppi di Lettura di: He tortures – and is tortured: It takes cozy English mystery tropes and takes a sick pleasure in upending them.

The mention of Jeeves is significant: You can’t run a fine-arts business without a thug and Jock is one of the best in the trade”. Series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. The cover certainly suggests the character of Mortdecai, slipping away before you can catch him.


Don’t Point that Thing at Me 3. There’s a very informative piece bongiglioli Bonfiglioli and the novels on The New Yorker site. 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.

I mean we’re going to push him out of a window.

Kyril Bonfiglioli

His eccentric and witty Mortdecai novels have attained cult status since his death. After his divorce from his second wife he bnfiglioli in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland. Page 56, Line 5. Mortdecai, the son of a peer, never tires of describing the splendors of his cellar, his table, and his tailoring. Charlie Mortdecai series 4 Book Series it was amazing 5. Oh, great, I thought. If you enjoy this sort of approach, you may also be interested in the work of Mark Schweizer.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Ktril. He died in Jersey of cirrhosis of the liver inhaving had five children.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 22 Aug 16, There is further interesting biographical information about Bonfiglioli widely known as Bon in The Mortdecai ABC by his divorced second wife, Margaret Bonfiglioli he officially married twice, but had various other partnerships, declaring himself “a dedicated marrier of beautiful women”, and fathering five children.


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You should read the whole piece to get a good sense of the series and its author. Page 56, Line 5 83 Aug 11, Actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are among those who are fans of his work. You probably know the feeling if you are over eighteen. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. The books are still in print and have been translated into several languages.

Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P. The new movie is an kjril of the Mortdecai series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. This Penguin anthology contains the first three books.

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. Kyril Bonfiglioli Average rating: He described himself as “an accomplished fencer, a fair shot with most weapons and a serial marrier of beautiful women From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cherie’s kyyril dead, Jim.