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The Collector Collector Paperback – 5 Mar 1998

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (5 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099268191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099268192
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Fischer's impatience and daring pay off. 'I promise you will want to read it more than once,' said Victoria Glendinning, and I've read it three times now, and not because I had to, but because I wanted to. Which is itself out of the ordinary." (Nicholas Lezard Guardian)

"Stranger books have seldom been written, and when they have, they've seldom been this fast-paced, this funny, or this effortlessly readable" (Detroit Free Press)

"The freshest, most fascinating novel I've read in years" (Tom Robbins)

"A work of rare enchantment which could charm a smile out of a stone" (Sunday Telegraph)

"So good I promise you will want to read it more than once" (Daily Telegraph)


To a small flat in South London comes a Sumerian bowl, but the bowl is the Collector Collector, clay with something to say, an object d'art who will offer Rosa, its owner, vast swathes of unrecorded history from the last 5000 years.

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