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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  • Saturday July 16 Books & Brunch to Discuss Book on Garfield’s assassination
    In his 2011 New York Times review of the book Kevin Baker describes Garfield ... Next up: On Aug. 20, Books & Brunch will discuss “Skios” by Michael Frayn. Books & Brunch discussions are open to all NPC members and their guests -- in fact members ...
    07/5/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Why there’s more to the Hay Festival than books...
    Last year’s winner was Terry Pratchett for Snuff and this year’s shortlist features Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson; Skios by Michael Frayn ... While it may be one of the most hectic times of year for father-of-four Florence, he’s also in his element.
    05/19/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Wodehouse prize for comic fiction reveals 'exceptionally strong' shortlist
    Former winners Michael Frayn and Howard Jacobson ... what judges called an "exceptionally strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken identity farce set on a Greek island, was described in the Financial Times as akin to "something Wodehouse might have written ...
    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 ...
    12/16/2012 - 12:45 am | View Link
  • 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 ...
    11/28/2012 - 9:10 pm | View Link
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  • New fiction and non-fiction « Book Oxygen
    Book Oxygen is a breathing space for books and writers. Featuring book reviews, news and events and relevant film articles Book Oxygen aims to present insightful ...
    10/21/2016 - 5:03 am | View Website
  • P.G. Wodehouse
    THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE. The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is the UK’s only literary award for comic writing. Celebrating novels in the spirit ...
    10/20/2016 - 3:34 pm | View Website
  • Book News from Borzoi
    News from the world of books. Literary news from a Cotswold bookshop, the Borzoi Bookshop in Stow on the Wold
    10/20/2016 - 8:39 am | View Website
  • Wivenhoe Bookshop Reading Group at The Bake House
    FINE DINING & BOOK TALK AT THE BAKE HOUSE Paul McVeigh’s ‘The Good Son’ 7pm Weds 19th Oct 2016 Menu Choices. Mains. Smoked Haddock Open Lasagne with a Creamy ...
    10/19/2016 - 6:20 pm | View Website
  • Spies
    A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Spies by Michael Frayn.
    10/17/2016 - 3:38 pm | View Website
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