Vango: Between Sky and Earth (Paperback)
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Vango: Between Sky and Earth (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 01/05/2014
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A gripping mystery-adventure about a desperate search for identity by critically acclaimed author, Timothee de Fombelle. In a world between wars, Vango is on the cusp of taking priestly vows when he is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing from the police who blame him for murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost. This is a breathless and highly cinematic story that follows Vango from Scotland to the Soviet Union and from the rooftops of Paris to Nazi Germany. Centred on a mysterious, unforgettable, and romantic protagonist, Vango tells a thrilling story sure to captivate lovers of daring escapades and subversive literary heroes.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406330922
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


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Timothee De Fombelle, Vango: Between Sky and Earth, Independent - Author of mesmerising Toby Alone, the French novelist has now come up with yet another utterly distinctive adventure story. Expertly translated by Sarah Ardizzone, this tall but continually gripping tale is set in the 1930s in an atmosphere reminiscent of pre-war French cinema at its most romantic... Satisfyingly long, with a plot that flits between time zones but is always easy to follow, this is simply too good to miss, with a sequel promised next year. * Independent *
A beautifully inventive adventure novel, this story reminds me of nothing more than the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo - but set in the 1900s and meant to be read by a younger audience. This is, by the way, the highest praise I can give to an adventure novel [...] Vango has the same ingenuity, the same imagination, as Alexander Dumas's work, with a never-ending series of fantastic events that the incredibly talented main character negotiates with aplomb. [...] It is de Fombelle's adept characterization that solidifies the real, poignant emotional underpinning of what might otherwise be a fluffy adventure novel. * The Globally Curious *

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“A thrilling, can't stop reading it tale. Brilliant”

Vango does not know who he is or where he has come from. He is brought up by a woman who is not his mother and will not tell him anything. He spends an idyllic childhood on a Mediterranean island, becomes friends with... More

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“Genuinely one of the best books I have EVER read”

I cannot tell enough people to read this book. This is without a doubt in my top five books of all time.

The story begins with Vango in Paris, where he is about to become a priest in the square outside Notre Dame.... More

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