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The Closed Circle

by Jonathan Coe

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The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe
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    Jun 2005, 384 pages

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Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961 and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has taught English Poetry at Warwick and worked as a professional musician, writing music for jazz and cabaret.

He is the author of about 6 novels including The Rotters' Club (2001) which is set in Birmingham during the 1970s and tells the story of a group of school friends working on the school magazine. It was adapted for BBC Television in 2005. He is also the author of biographies about Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart and the novelist B. S. Johnson.

He lives in London with his wife and their two daughters.

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