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Título: Gods Behaving Badly
Editorial: Jonathan Cape, London
Año de publicación: 2007
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition.
This is a true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. Flat signed by the author, in black ink. A pristine, unread copy of this hilarious novel about the twelve Gods of Olympus, who have fallen on hard times, and are now living in a flat in London. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001262
Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a delapidated hovel in north London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out... Until a meek cleaner and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives, and turn the world literally upside down.
Gods Behaving Badly is that rare thing, a charming, funny, utterly original first novel that satisfies the head and the heart.
"Very very funny and delightfully original as well as acutely clever in a makes-you-think-about-contemporary-morality-without-realising-it kind of way... this novel will not only make you laugh and give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling, it will also provide a good basic grounding in Greek mythology" ( Independent)
"What makes the novel stand out - and it really does stand out - is its originality and lightness of touch" ( Daily Telegraph)
"The Olympians are immortal - this we all know. But it has taken Marie Phillips' wit to put them back where they belong - into a decrepit 21st-century London bedsit...it is all very, very funny...this book charms and provokes in a paragraph. I am writing this in Delphi, dangling my feet in Apollo's sacred spring - the water is said to bring the muse. Phillips clearly has a bottle of it on her desk." (Bettany Hughes The Times)
"An absolutely delightful novel" ( Scotland on Sunday)
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