Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. You might say that ‘birds’ are irresistible to him, sort of second nature. Alfie [Bill Naughton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this desire for the ladies. You might. Bill Naughton, who drew a memorable portrait of a woman-chasing Cockney in his play “Alfie,” died on Thursday at his home on the Isle.

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Unfortunately I didn’t realise that I was as inaccurate, idiotic and insulting as if men assumed that all women, including me, were exactly like the typical Cosmo reader in every way.

Alfie: Bill Naughton: : Books

Alfie Imagine a handsome, sweet-talking, English accented gentleman that sparks your attention by his charming smile, and sexy laugh.

And then it hit me.

Many of his plays were performed at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton town centre. Nahghton he drew the life of this Alfie character I’ll never know but assume maybe it’s a few real life guys rolled into one.

Yes, Alfie’s brutal realism about the way things are in the war between the sexes can still sing. He enjoys cuddling with them, dancing with them, taking them out to breakfast in the morning, and out for coffee during their lunch break.

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Perhaps it’s because of this chauvinism that neither Alfie nor its excellent sequel Alfie, Darling can’t be found at your local bookstore. What is wrong with me? But too little of the book describes the streets in which Alfie navigates. For other people with the same name, see William Naughton. More responsibilities, and less going out to party are now new concepts.


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Just not for me. While the stage version of Alfie altie preceded the novel back in the so-called “swinging 60s”, it was the latter, published in and including more of the protagonist’s innermost thoughts than a film or play can hope to, which resonated for me. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Variety is the spice, you know. A quick look into the mail psyche. The Irish-born but British-bred Naughton was a key figure in postwar English literature, one of the earliest of the kitchen sink school of writers that included the likes of Alan Sillitoeand he was an incredibly prolific producer of everything from short stories to screenplays to diaries his decades’ worth of journals, which he maintained were the real cornerstone of his work, are apparently under lock and key until Whose Life is it Anyway?

What’s it all about, Alfie? Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations Alan Ayckbourn. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I thought he was going to come around in the end, but not Alfie. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. His favorite “bird” as he terms them is, not surprisingly, a wealthy woman who’s too clever to take him seriously. The main character, Alfie is a womanizing, bil, egotistical,despisable man.

A hit in London, this story became a classic film that made a star of Michael Caine as the title cad. However, in stark contrast to what my idiot friend told me this novel is not about the epic love adventures of a cheeky lafie chap; it is about the pathetic loneliness of a laddish gadabout.


To ask other readers questions about Alfieplease sign up. We can use the charm and love for people that Alfie has, and incorporate them into our everyday habits and lives.

Which would never do. But oddly, Alfie makes a statement that started me on an uncontrollable fit of laughter. He’s a study in sensitivity manifested as selfishness a way in which he reminds me of myself and of some of those I’ve loved mosta man who prefers the company of women to groups of other blokes, but due to his era and own upbringing and personality is unable to get to know them as people, just conquests whose status is always teetering between pleasure source and potential nuisance.

And if you’ve got an Alfie in your past you will take a solemn moment to thank your maker for setting you free from the bondage of that foolish waste of time. His peers are leaving him behind. Despite Alfie’s narcissism and his hideous treatment of his birds, there is something charismatic about him and even when he’s at his absolute worst there’s something redeeming there. Please try again later.