Beatrice and Virgil

Beatrice and Virgil

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By (author) Yann Martel

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 16mm | 18g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1847677673
  • ISBN 13: 9781847677679
  • Sales rank: 72,947

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This is the story of a donkey named Beatrice and a monkey named Virgil. It is also the story of an extraordinary journey undertaken by a man named Henry. It begins with a mysterious parcel, and it ends in a place that will make you think again about one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. Once you have finished reading it, it is impossible to forget.

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Author information

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, as well as the novel Self, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada What is Stephen Harper Reading?. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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'A provocative and fiercely brave novel. It grips the reader with teeth as sharp as a Bengal tiger's' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas