Nice Work

Nice Work

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Penguin Putnam
"A funny, intelligent, superbly paced social comedy." --The New York Times

Vic Wilcox, a self-made man and managing director of an engineering firm. has little regard for academics, and even less for feminists. So when Robyn Penrose, a trendy leftist teacher, is assigned to "shadow" Vic under a goverment program created to foster mutual understanding between town and gown, the hilarious collusion of lifestyles and ideologies that ensues seems unlikely to foster anything besides mutual antipathy. But in the course of a bumpy year, both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's worlds--and about themselves.

Baker & Taylor
Vic Wilcox, the managing director of a struggling engineering firm, is thrown together with leftist feminist professor Robyn Penrose, a union that leads to clashes over a myriad of issues and to an eventual understanding of sorts

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1989
ISBN: 9780140133967
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 20 cm


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Jun 19, 2013

The background to this novel is the harm done by Thatcher to British industry, academe and society. The two main characters represent two ends of the political spectrum who come to respect each other and learn from each other, all told in a humourous manner.


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