The Bees, by Laline Paull is informative, entertaining – and truly compelling. Read the Shelf Indulgence review.
With a roll call of film classics including Double Indemnity, Some Like it Hot, Ace in the Hole and Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder was destined to be listed as one of the Top 40 Greatest Directors of All Time. But by 1977, his star was on the wane. It is during this time that Jonathan Coe takes up the tale.