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Hermes in Paris Hardcover – 1 Sep 2000

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers; First Edition edition (1 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0720611067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0720611069
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,429,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hermes, the messenger of Zeus, likes to return to Earth now and again. He chooses to do so in Paris at the time of Napoleon III, a time of great frivolity and instability. Here he decides to play the most explosive practical joke in the world's history.

About the Author

Peter Vansittart was the author of 29 books including his autobiographical work, Paths from a White Horse. In 1969 he won the Society of Authors Traveling Scholarship, and in 1981 he was one of six recipients of the first Writers' Bursaries awarded by the Arts Council. He was also a recipient of an O.B.E. for services to literature and his mastery of historical fiction.

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