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The Queen's Necklace

A collection of stories by

'The inspector ordered that the bird be searched.One of the agents stalled saying it made him feel sick, and after some fierce pecking another withdrew sucking a bleeding finger.'

In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends. Italo Calvino's writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and humour there.

This book contains The Queen's Necklace and The Workshop Hen.

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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: The Queen's Necklace (Penguin Mini Modern Classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-14-119583-5 / 978-0-14-119583-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Queen's Necklace (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK