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Description - Mr Vogel by Lloyd Jones

A lonely man lives on a hill. He has a strange name - Mr Vogel - and a peculiar habit: when he parks his battered invalid-car at night he leaves the lights on so that people will knock on his door. One day Mr Vogel enters a surreal competition and his life changes forever: he wins a fortune, a croft and a great house. Mr Vogel also wins a pagoda. Our bedraggled hero sets off on a fairytale quest which takes him on an epic walk around Wales; he also embarks on a journey back in time, through his own childhood and through the history and literature of his motherland. Mr Vogel is a story of one man's dream: of freedom, love, and friendship; it's also about walking, addiction, fate, history, minorities, myths, disability and teddy-bears. Innovative, compelling and warm-hearted, Mr Vogel happily eludes classification: it is at once a novel, an anthology and a memoir: above all, it is a rumination on the importance of hope.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854113801
ISBN-10: 1854113801
Format: Paperback
Pages: 317
Imprint: Seren
Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lloyd Jones

Former farm-worker, nurse, newspaper-editor and lecturer, Lloyd Jones lives on the North Wales coast. After nearly dying of alcoholism, and undergoing spells in hospital and living rough, he quit drinking and set off on a trip, by foot, around Wales - a journey of over a thousand miles.

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