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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And of course, then it all made sense—kind of. Oh, great, I thought.

Let it be said, I understand the appeal. Bofiglioli first main protagonist is Extra Chief Superintendent the title being a typical Bonfiglioli invention Mortland, head of the the Special Powers Group, set up by the Home Office and “allowed to get away bonfiglloli murder – to say the least – so long as they get results”.

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Kyril Bonfiglioli

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Curial Secretary”, so perhaps he could be counted as a clerical detective too! Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of P. Having served in the British Army from toand been widowed, he applied to Balliol College, Oxfordwhere he took his degree. In the tradition of Breaking Bad and The Sopranoswe will see a complex antihero and be drawn to his self-loathing complexity.


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Lately, posters for the film Mortdecai have been popping up everywhere. He tortures – and is tortured: The dry satire and black humour of the books were favourably reviewed by The New Yorker and others.

Mortdecai got his Hon title, by the way, not for outstanding services to the crown, but because he was the second son of a baron who was awarded “his ykril ostensibly for giving the nation a third of a million pounds’ worth of good but unsaleable art, but actually for forgetting something embarrassing he knew about someone.

You should read the whole piece to get a good sense of the series and its author. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Quotes by Kyril Bonfiglioli. If you enjoy this sort of approach, you may also be interested in the work of Mark Schweizer. The series is raffish, dark, melancholy, unabashedly nostalgic, clever, brash.

After his divorce from his second wife he lived in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland.

Cherie’s “It’s dead, Jim. You can’t run a fine-arts business without a thug and Jock is one of the best in the trade”.

Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P. The new movie is an adaptation of the Mortdecai series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. The movie, one imagines, will take away everything that people love in the books and leave only what the author was lampooning. 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. Retrieved 25 October Mortdecaia film based on kyrul books directed by David Koepp and starring Johnny Depp in the title role, was released in January The spelling is the same, of course, but it was still hard to believe—these lighthearted posters just bear so little resemblance to the tone of the books, and the preview roams even further.


The Life of a Boo Bonfiglioli wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, bonfiglili of which were published in his lifetime, and one posthumously as completed by the satirist and literary mimic Craig Brown. He died in Jersey of cirrhosis of the liver inhaving had five children.

If you are too tired to have intercourse except in bed you are probably too tired anyway and should be husbanding your strength.