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Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Is it John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, who enjoyed burning people alive for a laugh? Or a salad-fearing tiny Kurd called Gaffar? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier?" "A very modern book set in a ridiculously modern town, Nicola Barker's Darkmans is an epic novel of startling originality - a story of obsession, art, prescription drugs, and chiropody. And the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Humorous fiction
Fantasy fiction
Epic fiction
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Barker
ISBN: 9780061575211 0061575216 9780007193639 0007193637
OCLC Number: 173502816
Notes: "An Ecco book."
Awards: Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist, 2007.
Description: 838 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Nicola Barker.
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Shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, an epic novel of startling originality which confirms Nicola Barker as one of Britain's most exciting literary talents.  Read more...

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`This is the work of a very fine storyteller indeed' The Times `The writing is often hilarious. Barker carves up the suburban dinner party savagely, and anatomises the dodgiest builder on Read more...

 
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