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Mr Vogel

(2004)
A novel by

 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
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.

    

"One of the most remarkable books ever written on the subject of Wales." - Jan Morris

"Stop what you're doing and read this mongrel monologue." - Iain Sinclair



Paperback Editions

September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Vogel
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
ISBN: 1-85411-380-1 / 978-1-85411-380-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Seren
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Vogel
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Seren
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mr Vogel
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Seren
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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