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Sinopsis: Far away, in the ancient Empire of Greater Fallowfields, things are falling apart. The Imperial Orchestra is presided over by a conductor who has never played a note, the clocks are changed constantly to ensure that the postmen can deliver in daylight regardless of how that affects everyone else, and the Astronomer Royal is only able to use the observatory telescope when he can find a sixpence to put in its slot. But while the kingdom drifts, awaiting the return of the young emperor, who has gone abroad and communicates only by penny post, a sinister and unfamiliar enemy is getting closer and closer...A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In is Magnus Mills's most ambitious work to date. A surreal portrait of a world that, although strange and distant, contains rather too many similarities to our own for the alien not to become brilliantly familiar and disturbingly close to home. It is comic writing at its best - and it is Magnus Mills' most ambitious, enjoyable and rewarding novel to date.
About the Author: Magnus Mills is the author of the story collection Screwtop Thompson and six novels, including The Restraint of Beasts, which won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread (now the Costa) First Novel Award in 1999. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London.
Título: A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked in
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Año de publicación: 2011
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000391292