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Michael Frayn is the author of ten novels, including the bestselling Headlong, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and a Booker Prize finalist, and Spies, which received the Whitbread Fiction Award. He has also written a memoir, My Father's Fortune, and fifteen plays, among them Noises Off and Copenhagen, which won three Tony Awards. He lives just south of London.
This 'mistaken identity' farce takes place on the beautiful Greek island of Skios. Dr. Norman Wilfred, a well-known British scientist in some very small circles, is on his way to... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kit Taylor
Tedious waste of time. However, I highly recommend "Headlong," which was a masterpiece of its type.Published 2 months ago by Wendy
Whose on first? Reading this book is like being in an Abbott and Costello skit. A fun read and also an insight into the speakers who travel around the world giving talks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Beverley J. Lewis
This madcap farce, covering approximately two days in the life of a European foundation and its guests, is an entertaining and light-hearted romp through the foibles of academics,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MoseyOn
Thoroughly enjoyable! Much like a Shakespeare comedy with mistaken identities, this novel has delightful characters who stumble (with some slight degree of innocence) into roles... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barbara McD. Bonge
This book is hilarious. The characters ring true, the farcical mistaken identity based on misinterpreted language made me laugh out loud and the landscapes feel just like Greece. Read morePublished 9 months ago by AA Greece