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LIFE IS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD FOR MARTIN SPROALE. Forty-eight weeks a year for the last sixteen years, he has cycled to his job as assistant postmaster. In the evening he cycles home again. And every Thursday he goes for a drink with the sturdy Elaine. In fact, the only thing that's exceptional about Martin is his obession with Ernest Hemingway. But when Nick Marshall arrives with privatisation plans, Martin's life is turned upside down. And battling against ruthless modernisers, he plans the ultimate Hemingwayesque act of revenge.
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*"An intricate plot with some grand, Pythonesque moments." The Independent * "A beautifully constructed thoughtful novel." Scotland on Sunday * "Hemingway's Chair is padded with the charm and humanity that typifies Palin's work." Independent on Sunday * "Comic dialogue that leaps off the page." Literary Review * "A beguiling comedy." The TimesSynopsis:
Michael Palin's first novel is the story of Martin Sproale, a mild and conventional assistant postmaster in his mid-thirties who lives in an English coastal town. The only remarkable thing about him is an obsession with the life, work and personality of Ernest Hemingway.
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Book Description Mandarin, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Wonderful book! There's just a taste of the silliness that you would expect from a member of Monty Python, and it is expertly woven into the tale. I suggest this book to anyone who likes a good story told well. Mass Market Paperback Publisher: MANDARIN (1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0749319305 ISBN-13: 978-0749319304 ASIN: B001KTR8F0 Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces. Seller Inventory # ABE-1525381757734