Edward Trencom's Nose

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

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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. Like his ancestors, he is hunted down by rival forces whose identity and purpose remain a total mystery. Trapped between the mad, the bad and a cheese to die for, Edward Trencom's nose must make a choice - and for the last nine generations it has made the catastrophically wrong decision.

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.

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' - 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' Guardian
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 34mm | 458g
  • MACMILLAN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1405090804
  • 9781405090803
  • 818,116

About Giles Milton

Giles Milton is the author of six works of bestselling narrative non-fiction, including Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Samurai William , Big Chief Elizabeth and White Gold. His forthcoming work of non-fiction, The Week the World Forgot is published in September 2006. This is his first novel. He lives in London and France with his wife and daughters.
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4 27% (137)
3 40% (201)
2 18% (89)
1 7% (33)
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