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Explorers of the New Century

Mills, Magnus

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ISBN 10: 0747580189 / ISBN 13: 9780747580188
Editorial: Bloomsbury, London, UK, 2005
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A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page. Flat-signed by the author, to the title page, and unmarred by a date or dedication. A near-fine copy. Minor shelfwear to both book and jacket. An extremely scarce novel, by the Booker Prize shortlisted author of 'Restraint of Beasts'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000791

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Título: Explorers of the New Century

Editorial: Bloomsbury, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Daily we stumble over shale and flint, toiling onwards in the vague belief that at some distant time and place we'll see the sun rise again; and that spreading before us will be vast, hospitable ranges where the mules may finally be turned loose. It is the beginning of the century, and two teams of explorers are racing across a cold, windswept, deserted land to reach the furthest point from civilisation. This is, they find, 'an awfully long way'. We are gripped by the progress of the two rival teams as they struggle with the elements, each other and the mules who accompany them. Johns and his men take the western route, along a rocky scree, gossiping, bickering and grumbling as they go. Meanwhile, Tostig's men make their way along the dry riverbed, in the east. They are fewer, with just five men and ten mules, and better organised than their rivals. But with Johns' team keeping apace in the distance, the race is on to reach the Agreed Furthest Point Refreshingly original, finely crafted, and with a unique and comic vision, Explorers of the New Century takes us on an adventure unlike any other.

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'To write one unique book is a rare achievement. The ability to produce several is truly special.' Independent 'A demented, deadpan comic wonder.' Thomas Pynchon 'Like P.G. Wodehouse, Mills has created his own deeply English world, rich in comic possibilities.' Independent

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