Stefan retells his childhood bedtime stories of the Austrian Navy, featuring Count Otto von Otto, Elfrieda the pirate, and the remarkable Herman the Birdman. As he retells them, another story unfolds, that of Stefan's parents.
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"'Knight's wit is calculated to charm adult readers... in this book he has produced a delightful and original hybrid: the bedtime autobiography'- Times; 'The novel is unquestionably accomplished, the bedtime stories are charming. The family history is paced and spliced to ultimately moving effect' -TLS; 'The act of re-reading [his] childhood is what Mr Schnitzel is all about; and it is a moving, often comic, heart-rending process'-Guardian"About the Author:
Stephen Knight won the National Poetry Competition in 1992 and is the author of Dream City Cinema which was named as one of the five best collections of poetry in the 1990s by the Guardian. This is his first novel.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Published by Penguin Books Ltd in 2001. Paperback, 256 pages. New book. The book has not been read, it is in perfect condition, cover and pages are not damaged. Bookseller Inventory # 52630