The classic comedy of a 50s youth trapped inside a Walter Mitty fantasy-world, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Keith Waterhouse's Billy Liar was published in 1959, and captures brilliantly the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town.
It tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends.
Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, Billy finds that his only happiness lies in grand plans for his future and fantastical day-dreams of the fictional country Ambrosia.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/08/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241973646