Shakespeare, Nicholas The High Flyer

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The High Flyer

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When Thomas Wavery arrives in Gibraltar on his way to take up his last posting as HM Consul General to Abyla, his passport is stolen by a barbary ape. Ignominy and shame have dogged his steps since he lost both the coveted Lisbon Embassy and his wife as a result of an affair with a younger woman.

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"He tells a story like an angel... Wonderful" ( Observer)

"A deeply satisfying book. I feel quite exceptionally inclined to read it all over again" (Rosemary Stoyle Literary Review)

"Shakespeare has completed a richly detailed, remarkably complete imaginary world" ( The Times)

"His lyricism is all his own and he raises his lovers to a plateau of passion where Greene never ventured" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Wavery's story has a lyric simplicity and an emotional subtlety that are moving, involving and beautifully observed" ( Independent)

From the Publisher:

'Shakespeare must be praised for his energy, his always lucid presentation' IAN MORRISON, Independent on Sunday

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Book Description Harvill, London, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. "The High Flyer is a vivacious human comedy, whose rich array of characters includes a dispossessed Ukrainian aristocrat, a survivor of an ugly incident in the Algerian civil war, an amorous librarian in whose arms died Ernesto Ortiz, conductor of the Abyla Philharmonic and a hundred adulterous affairs, and an English deep-sea diver who mysteriously seems to know everybody's secrets." Ships same or next business day. Text block is partially pulled away from spine head, spine is slightly tilted, tiny rub on tail edge of back board, tiny tears on fore-edge of pages 364-372; overall, pages are tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket protected in archival cover. DJ has minimal edge and shelf wear, faint crease on spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 61504

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