What a Carve Up! (novel)  

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What a Carve Up! (film)

What a Carve Up! is a satirical novel by Jonathan Coe, published in 1994, that concerns the greed prevalent during 1980s Britain. It was released by Knopf in the United States as The Winshaw Legacy: or, What a Carve Up!

This book was written in response to the corruption that plagued Britain during the 1980s.Template:Citation needed Coe utilizes the shallow and greedy characters to criticize how change was being brought about to satisfy a few of the people while the rest were forgotten. Also, with much change that happened within the healthcare system and the agricultural industry, people were overwhelmed with all the changes so there was little time to concentrate and demand that one thing be changed. If they were to concentrate on one thing, a new change would slip by unnoticed, causing more harm than good.

Australian journalist John Pilger mentions sending a copy of What a Carve Up! to the imprisoned Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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