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Skios (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 03/05/2012
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On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be surprisingly young and charming - not at all the intimidating figure they had been expecting. The Foundation's guests are soon eating out of his hand. So, even sooner, is Nikki, the attractive and efficient organiser. Meanwhile, in a remote villa at the other end of the island, Nikki's old school-friend Georgie waits for the notorious chancer she has rashly agreed to go on holiday with, and who has only too characteristically failed to turn up. Trapped in the villa with her, by an unfortunate chain of misadventure, is a balding old gent called Dr Norman Wilfred, who has lost his whereabouts, his luggage, his temper and increasingly all normal sense of reality - everything he possesses apart from the flyblown text of a well-travelled lecture on the scientific organisation of science...

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571281411
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 226 x 138 x 26 mm

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“Slightly disappointed”

After reading great reviews on this book, and with it currently being in the Waterstones Book Club, I thought it would be a great read. I was disappointed - I felt it lacked what people had described... More

Paperback edition
28th May 2013
Helpful? Upvote 26

“Humerous, worth a read”

Previously, I had never read any of Michael Frayn's work. After a slow start, Skios caught my attention. A light hearted humorous read. If you take it for what it is, you will be entertained.

If you are... More

Paperback edition
27th May 2014
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“Certainly not his best, but good enough for me.”

I am an avid reader of Frayn's work and I believe him to be a master of farce. Although Skios was noticeably not his best work, it still is a rather hysterical book. Perfect by the pool too.

Hardback edition
7th September 2012
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