Books Of The Times: ‘skios’ By Michael Frayn

In Michael Frayn’s novel, we are asked to believe that in the age of Google a handsome, charming gadabout could be confused, over and over, with an older, pudgy world-renowned scientist.

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  • Books of the Year 2012
    Michael Frayn makes full use of the opportunities. Skios (Faber, £15.99 ... sometimes lyrical fiction for our times. North-west London, in all its vibrant, polyglot confusion, is chronicled in pages of witty, street-savvy prose that left me wanting ...
    08/1/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • African Authors Squeezed Out as Man Booker Prize Opens to American Authors
    There are no African authors on the longlist this year, something that has happened only four times before, in 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2011; four times in 14 editions of the prize. Many news sites have already registered surprise at the exclusion of Damon ...
    07/23/2014 - 5:41 am | View Link
  • Audio Books: Culture and the Word Spoken
    WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - Homer, the first great poet of the West, wasn't a writer but a performer, with the dining halls of ancient Greece as his stage. Before the advent of written literature, the medium of poetry was dramatic utterance and song ...
    01/27/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Wodehouse prize for comic fiction reveals 'exceptionally strong' shortlist
    Former winners Michael ... Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. For the book which best "captures the comic spirit of PG Wodehouse", Frayn would already appear to be the frontrunner in what judges called an "exceptionally strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken ...
    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • The Best of the Best List: 2012 Critics’ Top Books
    14. When I Was a Child, I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson (3 mentions—our review) 14. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (3 mentions—our review) 14. Zona by Geoff Dyer (3 mentions—our review) Here are the individual top ...
    12/15/2012 - 8:45 pm | View Link
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  • The 100 best books of 2012
    The 100 best books of 2012. Books & Culture editor Guy Somerset & the Listener’s team of reviewers on the year’s top reads. By Guy Somerset In Book Club, Books
    08/31/2015 - 1:15 am | View Website
  • Spies
    A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Spies by Michael Frayn.
    08/31/2015 - 12:10 am | View Website
  • cityofsound: Supermarket layout and IA
    Simon gave me this map (100kb) of Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's supermarket layout. It's lovely - and could help illustrate how supermarkets drive traffic around the shop.
    08/30/2015 - 10:37 pm | View Website
  • Spies: A Novel: Michael Frayn: 9780312421175: ...
    Spies: A Novel [Michael Frayn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The National Bestseller The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels ...
    08/30/2015 - 5:36 pm | View Website
  • Rachel Joyce: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | The ...
    And this book has left me somewhat flummoxed. Indeed, Harold Fry is that kind of sentimental journey, and I really disliked it for that reason.
    08/30/2015 - 4:36 am | View Website
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