Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. You might say that ‘birds’ are irresistible to him, sort of second nature. Alfie [Bill Naughton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this desire for the ladies. You might. Bill Naughton, who drew a memorable portrait of a woman-chasing Cockney in his play “Alfie,” died on Thursday at his home on the Isle.

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He sums up the whole story himself when he says “without peace of mind, you have nothing, and i haven’t” I think the story is really good, on the surface it appears this is just a story of a womaniser but as you read on you realize there is much more to it than it seems.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Product details Format Paperback 88 pages Dimensions x x 7. I have always had a soft spot for the Michael Caine movie version of Alfie and this book from whence much of it came doesn’t deviate much from the film Alfie constantly reduces women to biill bodies, treats them like crap, and somehow manages to get more of them to fuck him.

Review quote ‘Alfie remains the randiest and most shameless Casanova south of the river, always willing to oblige a lady and you can’t say fairer than that, I mean, can you? Also, I recommend because all in all it is a very readable book. When he’s not thinking about bedding all the women he comes into contact with, he’s thinking about money.


Where he drew the life of this Alfie character I’ll never alfiw but assume maybe it’s a few real life blll rolled into one.

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Return to Book Page. It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. Jul 24, Alexander rated it really liked it. When you get down to it there ain’t all that much difference in a load of ’em. Twelve Angry Men Reginald Rose.

The Zoo Story Edward Albee. He cared only for himself leaving a traumatized pile of heart broken and at times ruined women in his wake. Blue Remembered Hills Dennis Nauhton. I gather ALFIE was first a play, then a movie and then a novel, but, inasmuch as the play, the screenplay and the novel were each written by Bill Naughton, I think I may say that ALFIE is, in either of its incarnations, the expression naufhton one artist’s view of a particular type of man.

We can use the charm and love for people that Alfie has, and incorporate them into our everyday habits and lives. An seat adaptable studio theatre within the Octagon is named after nauhgton. Of course, took me too long to finish, but that’s my own fault.

You must be destroyed!!!!! I did enjoy this book, even though I had to decypher what some of the English baughton meant. Naughton died inaged 81, in Ballasalla on the Isle of Man.

What a load of sexist shit. I had no idea Alfie was also a book or written decades ago at that.

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Shed some light Alfie. And should one hold their breath? The original, starring Michael Cainewas better though it still missed the essence of the book, in my opinion. Is a rake by such enormous standards! I listened to the audiobook from the library. He is quite the character, although not as outrageous and colorful as Sebastian Dangerfield of The Ginger Man.


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I believe that for any self-respecting geezer, he needs three birds on the go at any one time. Was Alfie simply a character study of nill type of man he’d met perhaps to an extent been? I really had no intention of reading this but book browsing one day chanced see Jude’s face on the cover and Alfie. The Cagebirds David Campton.

Never a silent moment. With four mistakes will be made, and there may be consequences.

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Unfortunately I didn’t realise that I was as inaccurate, idiotic and insulting as if men assumed that all women, including me, were exactly like the typical Cosmo reader in every way. I cursed him out and put this book down naufhton many times.

Retrieved from ” https: I was a particular fan note sarcasm of the way he talked about women as ‘its’. If you ever wanted to know what goes on the lafie of a man who treats women badly, just read this. Get to Know Us. Though it was written in the s, it is still timely for understanding men like Harvey Weinstein.

Its all fun and games until the inevitable happens, one of the women falls pregnant.

I wouldn’t recommend this to many people. Alfie narrates us through his “adventures”, let’s call them. Absurd Person Singular Alan Ayckbourn.

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