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Stolen from Gypsies

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Ambrogio Smythe, a hypochodriacal British nobleman, is obsessed by childhood memories of Gypsies. Ambrogio leaves his ancestral estate and makes his way to Florence, always aware of the lurking menace of the hated Napoleon Bonaparte. In Tuscany, Ambrogio meets a wondering storyteller, hears a magical yarn about a Gypsy babe kidnapped by a demon, buys a shred of parchment as evidence, and begins to write his own version of the saga, vowing one day to publish it in the finest Morocco leather. Noble Smith has created a historical comedy within a historical comedy that is as absurd and enjoyable as Monty Python's The Holy Grail and Goldman's The Princess Bride. The characters leap off the page in full costume.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Noble Smith's wit and inventiveness and the astonishing range of his learning recreates the picaresque novel almost single-handedly... The book is a pure delight..." - Peter S Beagle


Used availability for Noble Smith's Stolen from Gypsies

Hardback Editions

March 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith, Carol Ingram
ISBN: 0-9675448-0-7 / 978-0-9675448-0-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aubrey House Pub
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 1-883991-82-X / 978-1-883991-82-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverwood Books
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 1-4708-8968-4 / 978-1-4708-8968-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith, Frederick Davidson
ISBN: 0-7861-1836-9 / 978-0-7861-1836-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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September 2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-9836-2 / 978-0-7861-9836-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2000 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Stolen from Gypsies
Author(s): Noble Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-9674-2 / 978-0-7861-9674-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Stolen from Gypies - Audio
Author(s): Davidson
ISBN: 0-7861-1912-8 / 978-0-7861-1912-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penton Overseas Inc
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