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At the Quay [Hardcover]

David Wheldon
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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins (3 May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712636528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712636520
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,052,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A messenger arrives at a river-port and is offered accommodation by the harbourmaster. His wife is reluctant to put him up and her reservations about the character of this stranger prove to be well-founded. David Wheldon also wrote "The Viaduct", "The Course of Instruction" and "A Vocation".

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2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing 25 Jan 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I got quite excited when I saw that this existed - I didn't think he'd written any more after A Vocation. I love his other three novels, Kafka derivatives though they may be, and got stuck into this - and quickly bogged down.I'm half way through, and have ground to a halt. A mysterious messenger arrives at a port, meets the harbourmaster, is taken home by him, and there follows page after page of obscure and pointless conversation, mostly between the messenger and one of the harbourmaster's daughters. I'd like to finish the book just to see if anything happens, but at the moment feel that I've better things to do - which means anything at all. What a let down.
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