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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  • 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
    The quest to be named the UK's funniest author begins today as novels from the likes of Howard Jacobson and Michael Frayn ... strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken identity farce set on a Greek island, was described in the Financial Times as akin to ...
    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • Our Favorite Books Of 2012
    Here are some of our favorite books of 2012: Matt Gonzales: Every Love Story is a Ghost ... I do not read lots of nonfiction, and I read a lot of fun novels this year (Gone Girl, Skios, Triburbia, Carry The One, etc.)–but I’m not sure I read a great ...
    12/23/2012 - 11:00 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 - 10:10 pm | View Link
  • Take It or Leave It Challenge
    You may do this as many times as you like, but only choose one new-to-you ... currently available in the UK, September 4 in the US Michael Frayn, Skios: currently available in the UK and US Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: currently ...
    07/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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    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 ...
    07/25/2017 - 12:10 am | View Website
  • Alarms and Excursions | Hampton Theatre Company
    Michael Frayn’s deliriously funny collection of comedies of embarrassment offers hilarious commentary on the fiendish new technology that is meant to make our lives ...
    07/22/2017 - 5:07 am | View Website
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