Nice Work

Introduction

Nice Work is a 1988 novel by British author David Lodge. It is the final volume of Lodge's "Campus Trilogy", after Changing Places (1975) and Small World: An Academic Romance (1984).[1] Nice Work won the Sunday Express Book of the Year award in 1988 and was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize.[2]

The larger socioeconomic background to the novel was the economic policies and educational budget reductions during the term of Margaret Thatcher.[3] Part of the direct inspiration for the novel derived from Lodge's own real-life experiences of shadowing a friend who supervised an engineering firm.[4]


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