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High Flyer
By Nicholas Shakespeare

The High Flyer

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High Flyer by Nicholas Shakespeare

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Thomas Wavery is the new Consul General at Abyla on the tip of North Africa. A career diplomat, Wavery was once a high flyer, but an affair with a younger woman has dashed his dreams of ambassadorship. He arrives in Abyla with his wife suing for divorce, his passport stolen by a Gibraltarian ape and precious little enthusiasm for the task ahead. His one hope of redemption is a visit from his new love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099466185
ISBN-10: 009946618X
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His novels have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, Snowleg and The Dancer Upstairs, which was chosen by the American Libraries Association in 1997 as the year's best novel, and in 2001 was made into a film of the same name by John Malkovich. His most recent novels are Secrets of the Sea and Inheritance. He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.

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