Some very interesting pieces from the pen of the bestselling author of Birdsong and Human Traces — a collection of clever, funny and surprising parodies, pastiches and air-shots, inspired by The Write Stuff on Britain’s Radio 4.
Here’s a small sample of Pistache pieces:
Thomas Hardy is sent to cover the big match.
Jane Austen braves a contemporary “dance”.
William Shakespeare writes a speech for Basil Fawlty.
Oscar Wilde tries to be an agony uncle.
Samuel Beckett writes a monologue for Ronnie Corbett.
Pistache will be received with great delight by fans of Sebastian Faulks.
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Sebastian Faulks is the author of seven previous novels, including Birdsong (1993), The Girl at the Lion d’Or (1989), Charlotte Gray (1998), On Green Dolphin Street (2001) and Human Traces (2005). He is also the author of a biographical study, The Fatal Englishman (1996).Review:
Praise for Human Traces:
“Faulks emerges as a writer with muscle, with affinities to the great Europeans: Thomas Mann, Balzac, Stendhal . . . what gives Human Traces its pathos and power is the sense of our abiding frailty before life’s intransigent mysteries.”
“An erudite and lyrical exposition of early psychiatry which is as illuminating as a floodlight in the dark . . . Human Traces improves on all its predecessors in its scale, its complexity and its scholarship.”
–Independent on Sunday
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091797071
Book Description Hutchinson, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091797071