Sebastian Faulks Pistache

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Pistache

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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's books include the number one bestseller A Week in December, A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray and Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two.

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.”
The Times

“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 Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The work pistache (pis-tash) means a friendly spoof or parody of another s work. [Derivation uncertain, possibly a cross between pastiche and p**stake.] From Thomas Hardy s football report to Dan Brown s visit to the cash dispenser, the work of the great and the not-so-great is here sent up with little hope of coming down. Most of these pieces began their life on Radio Four s The Write Stuff , but have been retooled for the printed page. Others, such as Martin Amis First day at Hogwarts , have been written specially for this collection. Philip Larkin s Lines in Celebration of the Queen Mother s 115th Birthday , first banned, then cut by the BBC, appears in its entirety for the first time. This is not a book for the faint-hearted or the downstairs lavatory. It is a book for the bedside table of someone you cannot live without. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099549499

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