The British Museum is Falling Down is a brilliant comic satire of
academia, religion and human entanglements. First published in
1965, it tells the story of hapless, scooter-riding young research
student Adam Appleby, who is trying to write his thesis but is
constantly distracted - not least by the fact that, as Catholics in
the 1960s, he and his wife must rely on 'Vatican roulette' to avoid
a fourth child.