Fiction Shakespeare, Nicholas The High Flyer

ISBN 13: 9780002713597

The High Flyer

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9780002713597: The High Flyer

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)

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

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Shakespeare, Nicholas
Published by The Harvill Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002713594 ISBN 13: 9780002713597
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