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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    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.
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    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | View Link
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