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Edward Trencom's Nose

(2007)
A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese
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Situated on London's Foster Lane, there is a quintessentially Georgian, redbrick house with a green door bearing the sign trencoms, 1662. It's the home of the Trencom family's cheese store, a generational establishment begun by Humphrey Trencom that now, 303 years later, is run by Edward Trencom. Quaint though it may seem, it bears witness to a strange occurrence of 'accidents' that seem to befall every generation of the curd-loving family..

Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. This was no ordinary nose, but one long, aquiline, and furnishing the trademark circular bump over the bridge---the very same nose bestowed on all the Trencom men. It was extraordinary, able to discern the composition, maturity, and quality of cheese---and the Trencom noses had sniffed, whiffed, and judged the very best cheeses of the world.

But on an ordinary day, Edward's world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, he discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates---despite his grandfather's caveat never to look into the origin of his nose---Edward finds himself caught up in a Byzantine riddle to which there is no obvious answer. And like his ill-fated ancestors, he is hunted down by rival forces whose identity and purpose remain a total mystery.

Trapped between the mad, the bad, and a cheese to die for, Edward Trencom's nose must make a choice---and for the last nine generations it has made the catastrophically wrong decision.

Giles Milton's deliciously comic debut novel is a mouthwatering blend of Tom Sharpe and P G Wodehouse. From the noble Roquefort to the piquant Èpoisses, every page is permeated by the pungent odor of cheese.


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April 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose (Isis (Hardcover Large Print))
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-7531-7838-9 / 978-0-7531-7838-6 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-312-36217-X / 978-0-312-36217-1 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 1-4050-9080-4 / 978-1-4050-9080-3 (UK edition)
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese (Bello)
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-230-77222-6 / 978-0-230-77222-9 (UK edition)
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-312-37759-2 / 978-0-312-37759-5 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose (Isis General Fiction)
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-7531-7839-7 / 978-0-7531-7839-3 (UK edition)
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-330-44538-3 / 978-0-330-44538-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose
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December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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June 2007 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-7531-3757-7 / 978-0-7531-3757-4 (UK edition)
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June 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-7531-2725-3 / 978-0-7531-2725-4 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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