The Witches of Chiswick (Paperback)Robert Rankin (author)
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We have all been lied to. A great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past.
Have you ever wondered how Victorians dreamed up all that fantastic futuristic fiction? Did it ever occur to you that it might just have been based upon fact? That THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was a true account of real events? That Captain Nemo' s Nautilus even now lies rusting at the bottom of the North Sea? That there really was an invisible man?
And what about the other stuff? Did you know that Queen Victoria had a sexual relationship with Dr Watson? Or that the elephant man was a product of an E.T./human hybridisation programme? Or that Jack the Ripper was a terminator robot sent from the future?
Read on: and learn how a cabal of Victorian Witches from the Chiswick Townswomen's Guild, working with advanced Babbage super-computers, rewrote 19th Century history, and how a 23rd Century boy called Will Starling uncovered the truth about everything.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 199 x 162 x 27 mm
It's easy to see why Rankin has a huge cult following. Drawing on a rich vein of English humour that encompasses Python, Adams and Stanshall, his comedy-fantasies are filled with pop culture references, music hall wordplay and ironic quips galore--BBC FOCUS
When an author is enjoying himself this much you can't help but go along for the ride and what a ride it is! I couldn't stop laughing the whole way through--GRAEME'S FANTASY BOOK REVIEW
Simultaneously funny, silly, clever, linguistically deft and sometimes very childish. A fine slab of silliness--BOOK GEEKS
One of the rare guys who can always make me laugh--Terry Pratchett
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