David Nobbs, 1935-2015

The British writer David Nobbs has passed away at the age of 80. Nobbs was best known for a series of novels centered on the life of Reginald Perrin, who fakes his own death as a means of casting off the shackles of a life in middle management at a dessert company. Perrin was a hit with readers and TV viewers alike. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin was the first iteration of Nobbs’s books to make the small screen, followed by other series in both the UK and American. Episodes the The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin are available in full on Youtube.

There’s also an omnibus edition of the Reginald Perrin novels available for Kindle

— John McIntyre

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