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Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Paperback)
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Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 26/11/2020
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR

'Impressive' The Times
'Funny and pitch perfect' Sunday Express
'I blink, bubble and boggle in amazed admiration' Stephen Fry
'These stories are a hit' Financial Times

A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends travelling to the moon in a rocket ship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures with great affection, humour and insight - the human condition in all its foibles.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786091338
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Mr. Hanks turns out to be as authentically genuine a Writer with a capital W as ever touched a typewriter key. The stories in Uncommon Type range from the hilarious to the deeply touching. They move in period, location and manner, but all demonstrate a joy in writing, a pleasure in communicating an intensely American sense of atmosphere, friendship, life and family that is every bit as smart, engaging and humane as the man himself. All with that extra quality of keenly observant and sympathetic intelligence that has always set Tom Hanks apart. I blink, bubble and boggle in amazed admiration. -- Stephen Fry
Rich range of subject matter and emotions. * Harrods Magazine *

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“Just your type”

A collection of short stories written by Tom Hanks...Yes! THAT Tom Hanks.
Whether you are going to this collection cynical or excited based on the celebrity writing this fiction, I can tell you the writing is... More

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Cat at York

“Keeps on giving!”

The first piece of fiction from the incredible Tom Hanks will hopefully be the first of many. His writing is as unique as he is, and reading these stories I felt a real connection to the author. Despite a common... More

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“Nice collection ”

An interesting series of short stories, there is a gentle sense of humour running through his observations of humanity. This is not a man who just performs, he also pays close attention to the world around him.

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