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Headlong A Novel (Bestselling Backlist) by Michael Frayn

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Published by Picador .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Reading Group Guide,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9756819M
ISBN 100312267460
ISBN 109780312267469

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Jan 14,  · Book Description. Headlong by Michael Frayn - shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel Award - is a comic thriller set in the world of fine art, where a young philosophy lecturer risks his wealth and his sanity in the pursuit of an elusive masterpiece/5(78). Headlong is the second novel in Shannon's McKenna's Hellbound Brotherhood series, and this is one series you definitely need to read in the order written, because the first novel in the series, Hellion, ended in quite a cliffhanger/5. Feb 21,  · AUTHOR'S NOTE: Headlong, Book Two of The Hellbound Brotherhood, is the continuing story of Demi and Eric. It began in Hellion, Book One, and picks up their story seven years later. The other titles in The Hellbound Brotherhood are part of a connected series, but each book features its own couple and its own HEA/5(5). Headlong is a alternate history novel by Emlyn Williams.. Plot summary. The story takes place in the United Kingdom in the mids. During the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in May , the entire British Royal Family is killed in a freak accident after the explosion of a large dirigible (similar to the Hindenburg disaster), and the search is on to find a surviving heir Author: Emlyn Williams.

Feb 21,  · AUTHOR'S NOTE: Headlong, Book Two of The Hellbound Brotherhood, is the continuing story of Demi and Eric. It began in Hellion, Book One, and picks up their story seven years later. The other titles in The Hellbound Brotherhood are part of a connected series, but each book features its own couple and its own HEA. —Randy Cohen, The New York Times Book Review Headlong follows Martin through his wild-eyed research into the world of the 16th-century Netherlands, a world filled with both religious and political oppression. We learn, as he does, much about art history, and European history, and a /5. In Headlong, Michael Frayn, "the master of what is seriously funny" (Anthony Burgess), offers a procession of superbly realized characters, from the country squire gone to seed to his giddy, oversexed young wife. All are burdened by human muddle and human cravings; all are searching for a moral compass as they grapple with greed, folly, and desire. Michael Frayn's Headlong begins with Martin Clay, a philosopher taking time off to write a book about art, travelling to the country with his art-historian wife and infant daughter, there to work in quiet and seclusion on the book he has not quite managed to really get started. Once in the country they are invited to the run-down estate of.

Frayn, the author, is such a cynic and Davidson, the narrator, so dry, that the book is a great pairing of writer and reader. Very English, so expect to learn a great deal about class, and very learned, so expect to learn a great deal about art. 2 people found this helpful. Feb 21,  · Headlong Book Two in The Hellbound Brotherhood. They were never supposed to leave alive Find out why New York Times bestseller Maya Banks hails McKenna’s books as “A non-stop thrill ride ” Only one woman could tempt him to return. Headlong (Book): Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia: When one of London's best-known literary agents is found dead in strange circumstances, having fallen headlong from his office window, DCI Slider is under pressure from the Borough Commander to confirm a case of accidental death. But when the evidence points to murder, Slider and his team find themselves uncovering some decidedly scandalous secrets . AUTHOR’S NOTE: Headlong, Book Two of The Hellbound Brotherhood, is the continuing story of Demi and Eric. It began in Hellion, Book One, and picks up their story seven years later. The other titles in The Hellbound Brotherhood are part of a connected series, but Price: $