Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Writer's Novel Home Receives a Makeover

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Writer's Novel Home Receives a Makeover

Article excerpt

Afamous for his 1980s novels Money and London Fields and in 2008 was named one of the UK's 50 greatest writers since 1945.

But the 67-year-old author and intellectual also likes stirring up public controversy. His barbed comments about the royal family, religion, Katie Price, the elderly and even many of his own friends, have made him - as much as his books - front page news.

He was at it again recently.

Amis described Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as lacking education, humour and a grasp of the British national character, which set social media alight as Corbynistas rallied to his support.

Amis witnessed a different sort of blaze earlier this year when his New York home, which he bought for $2.5 million, caught fire. …

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