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The Purple Pterodactyls [Kindle Edition]

L. Sprague de Camp
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Book Description

Being the adventures of W. Wilson Newbury, mild-mannered - and mildly ensorcelled - gentleman banker. L. Sprague de Camp, winner of the Gandolf Award as a Grand Master of Fantasy, reveals within these pages the curious story of his friendship with W. Wilson "Willy" Newbury, for whom the realm of the super-natural seems to have a strange affinity -A horse discloses its violent - non-equine - past. -A manufacturer reveals a particularly unacceptable form of non-union labour. -Formaldehyde is shown to be a better preservative than even its inventor would have hoped. -A game of chances takes on serious overtones, and all for a most unlikely prize

Product Details

  • File Size: 414 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Gateway (September 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HRT93A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,743,161 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars You thought being a banker was boring.. June 7, 2000
A collection of chronologically-ordered stories from the life of a single de Camp character, Willie Newbury, banker and unwilling focus of occult forces. This reads like a cross between 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' and O Henry, as perhaps edited by Rube Goldberg. Quite a lot of fun.
Rated 'G.' Suitable for all ages. Some of the humour is a little sophisticated, but that doesn't detract from the fun, IMHO.
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