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Changing Places

Winner of Hawthornden Prize
book | 1975

Euphoric State University, with its whitestone, sundrenched campus, and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual exchange scheme. Normally the exchange passes without concern.

But when Philip Swallow swaps with Professor Zapp the Fates play a hand, and the two academics find themselves enmeshed in a spiralling involvement on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Nobody is immune: students, colleagues, even wives are swapped as the tension increases. Finally, the cat is let out of the bag with a flourish that surprises even the author himself.

Changing Places was awarded both the Hawthornden Prize and the Yorkshire Post Fiction Prize when it was published in 1975.

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A magnificent comic novel. The Guardian

Not since Lucky Jim has such a funny book about academic life come my way. The Sunday Times

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