Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese

Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese

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By (author) Giles Milton

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  • Publisher: Pan Books
  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 26mm | 274g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0330445383
  • ISBN 13: 9780330445382
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 508,248

Product description

Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates further, Edward finds himself caught up in a Byzantine riddle to which there is no obvious answer...Giles Milton's deliciously comic debut novel is a mouth-watering blend of Louis de Bernieres, Tom Sharpe and P. G. Wodehouse with every page permeated by the pungent odour of cheese. 'The pong of ripe Limburger lingers impressively.' - "The Observer". 'Comic novels are difficult to write: any old halfwit can produce 400 pages of stinking high seriousness, but it takes a real wit to manage 400 pages of mild, fragrant good humour.' - "The Guardian".

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Author information

Giles Milton is the author of six works of bestselling narrative non-fiction, including Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Samurai William, Big Chief Elizabeth, White Gold and The Week the World Forgot. This is his first novel. He lives in London and France with his wife and daughters.

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