Just launched today, my ‘New Titles’ category, where I shall be highlighting some of the latest titles in the marketplace, with their proposed UK release dates
Parker Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2002
“I could hear a roll of muffle drums. But I could see nothing but the lacing on the bodice of the lady standing in front of me, blocking my view of the scaffold. I had been at this court for more than a year and attended hundreds of festivities; but never before one like this.”
“Beatrice And Virgil”
By Yann Martel
Release date in UK 3rd June 2010
Fate takes many forms. When a letter from an elderly taxidermist drops onto Henry’s doormat it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled closer to the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey – named Beatrice and Virgil – and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the charm and spirit that brought over seven million readers worldwide to Life of Pi, this novel takes the reader on a tremendous imaginative odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about the nature of human cruelty, kindness and the liberating power of stories.
Born in Salamenca, Spain, in 1963. His parents were both Canadian and the nature of their work, meant that the family travelled widely, living in a diverse variety of places. He received a degree in Philosophy, from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and today is based mainly in Montreal, Canada.
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