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The Nightingale Papers

(2005)
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A harmless joke thrown in after one glass of wine too many triggers a series of revengeful plots, grotesque confrontations and literary hoaxes. World experts on Madoc, one of the greatest eighteenth-century poets, are gathering for a celebratory conference in Mid-Wales, in a solitary building run by a religious sect advocating chastity and purity of mind. It's a world populated by shady, repressed and unscrupulous academics, whose only means of salvation appears to be through the discovery of an unknown page from the life and works of a dead writer; but when a whole new canto from Madoc's masterpiece appears out of the blue and is presented at the conference - the heat is on. The result can only be further literary disaster. David Nokes' witty and sharp black comedy adds a new page to the long English tradition of social satire, in tones strongly reminiscent of Swift and Pope.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Nightingale Papers
Author(s): David Nokes
ISBN: 1-84391-703-3 / 978-1-84391-703-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nightingale Papers
Author(s): David Nokes
ISBN: 1-84391-801-3 / 978-1-84391-801-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA