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A Minotaur at the Savoy (Mirabilis - Year of Wonders)

A Minotaur at the Savoy (Mirabilis - Year of Wonders) [Kindle Edition]

Dave Morris , Cyril Clattercut , Bampton Bromfield
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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A collection of more than fifty whimsical fantasy and SF stories, from the mysterious giant hand found in a wood in Yorkshire to the best way to deal with a dragon that's taken a shine to the gold reserves of Fort Knox.

It is a little known fact of history – or myth – or both, that around the start of the twentieth century there existed a lost year.

In this year, a green comet appeared in the sky. As it grew larger, things that would previously have been considered utterly fantastical began to seep into everyday life. By the height of summer, imagination and reality were so seamlessly merged that few recalled a time when the world had been otherwise.

Mermaids swam in the Mediterranean. Martians commuted by train from Woking. Greek gods gave lecture tours of the United States. And with this new way of life came a whole set of problems of etiquette and decorum (see reference to mermaids).

Fortunately, the solution was at hand. In the depths of the British Museum, intrepid academics Bampton “Bammy” Bromfield and Cyril Clattercut had long been cataloguing accounts of the uncanny from around the world on behalf of the Royal Mythological Society. The arrival of the green comet was about to give them the busiest year of their lives.

This selection of Dunsany-esque fantasy vignettes ties in with the Mirabilis - Year of Wonders graphic novel (also available on Amazon) of which reviewers have been saying:

"First-rate and quirky in the way the British do best." - Robot 6

"Packed with adventure." - Forbidden Planet International

"An intriguing story." - SFX Magazine

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 160 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mirus Entertainment (31 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LRPB2K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #315,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm equally drawn to both stories and equations, to both literature and science. Over the years I've written novels, textbooks, comics, gamebooks and television shows and I've designed videogames, boardgames and role-playing games. And co-authored a paper on the propagation of light delivered to the Institute of Physics. What can I say? I thrive on variety and I'm always looking for a fresh challenge!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, amusing, tremendous. 16 April 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a witty easy read that is very entertaining. People with unusual problems (because of the green comet that is bringing magical and mythical creatures to life)write in to the Royal Mythological Society to seek advice. I would recommend Getting the graphic novel 'Mirabilis Winter' Volumes one and two as this is a good addition to them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars High style 28 Jan 2012
In format, this slim volume takes the form of an episodic 'problem page' wherein bewildered Victorians correspond with two experts in an attempt to make some sense of a world gone wild. Specifically, a world where reality, imagination and mythology have suddenly and seamlessly melded. Where, for example, a Minotaur may turn up as a - not entirely helpful or safe - doorman at the Savoy hotel. It must be said that the advice provided is not consistently inspired by Christian charity or supplying practical remedies...
Much weirdness ensues, some of it humorous, some perilous or even poignant or tragic, but all written with huge style and sure mastery of the transmogrified world depicted.
Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars living in interesting times 2 Jan 2012
By smudge
I have long been a fan of `Dear Mary' in the Spectator - now I have found this complemented by a handy collection of invaluable tips and no nonsense guidance for our interesting times.....ranging from Atlantis wine, dealing with doppelgangers, lost dogs and Roman mosaics and the dangers buying cars at goblin markets ..... loved it.......more please or send it to the Spectator ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bunch of little gems 1 Nov 2011
This is a collection of wryly whimsical and wonderfully amusing little tales from the world of Mirabilis, a cool graphic novel by Dave and Leo. It's based around the Royal Mythological Society, run by a couple of academics and is a collection of letters sent from people around the world to the RMS, about weird goings on and strange, faery tale like events, with lots of hilarity along with it. It's basically like dipping into the weird mind of Morris. Which is, surprisingly, great fun! I have it by my bedside - can't wait for the next lot to come out.
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The, ahem, luminaries of the Royal Mythological Society work their way through a year's fraught correspondence, advising on how to deal with the Annus Mirabilis' bestiary of legends come to life. Eruditely droll and breezy, the proceedings contain no artwork save the cover, but rather an atmospherically nuts-&-bolts Q&A - top-hats off to its collators.
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