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The Count Paperback – 5 Feb 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books (5 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749930985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749930981
  • Package Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,112,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
You can tell from the start that this is not your run-of-the-mill fairytale... it is intelligently written with well drawn characters, not charicatures. The story is fresh and original - a modern humdrum life which takes a fantastical turn in an unexpected but somehow wholly believable way. The story grips from the first page and never drags - it is cleverly written with wryly comical observations about the characters and their circumstances alongside interesting snippets of information about everything from the origin of the title Count to the relatively obscure practice of book restoration. Ella is a strong sympathetic main character (Briget Jones with a brain!) who has had her share of bad luck and has got to the stage where she really doesn't care what happens to her next - only to find that what happens next is a lot more interesting than she expected. If you like the idea of Grimms Fairy Tales with a modern twist (and a definite kick), expect to adore the Count!
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This tale is beautifully constructed, evocative, original and strangely haunting - the reader's thoughts may be mysteriously guided back to its unique atmosphere, without warning, at any time of day (or night!).
Such is the standard of craftsmanship involved in creating this tale, that it functions successfully on numerous levels, yet retains a harmony and cohesiveness throughout. It is at once a ghost story, a mystery thriller and a romantic fiction - penned with a strong sense of humour combined with an almost Scandinavian melancholy.
The cover, though, is not quite as lovingly crafted, although it should make it easier to locate the book on the shelf, should you find yourself living in a strange and gloomy castle one day....and who knows - anything is possible!
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This book was a last minute choice and I wasn't sure of it at all. But it proved to be an endearing, quirky, well written entertaining piece of writing. The characters of Ella and Rudi are both different but despite eveything you feel charmed by them. The style of this novel reminds me of Victoria Holt (ie Jean Plaidy) in a modern day sort of way. Its is a romance mystery, with a few ghosts that add comedy. Highly recommended if you are a closet romantic like me or just want to read something a little different for a change. Gripping.
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