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Lempriere's Dictionary [Hardcover]

Lawrence Norfolk
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"Historical fiction of mesmerizing complexity... It is a masterpiece" (Daily Mail)

"A love story and a story of fantastic adventure, it is also a hugely comic novel" (Sunday Times)

"A dazzling linguistic and formal achievment" (Salman Rushdie)

"Poised, superbly inventive and gripping. With Lemprière's Dictionary the precocious author has catapulted himself into the premier league of English fiction writing" (Observer)

"Extravagantly spectacular...myriad wonders and pleasures abound....superbly entertaining" (Washington Post) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description

A seductive puzzle that wends its way through history, politics, literature and the yearnings of the human heart... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lawrence Norfolk was born in London in 1963. He read English at King's College, London, graduating in 1986. He began teaching, studied for a Ph.D., and worked as a freelance writer on a number of reference books, contributing articles and reviews to magazines and journals including the Times Literary Supplement. He has written three novels; Lemprière's Dictionary, Pope's Rhinoceros and In the Shape of a Boar. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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