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It is 1989 and Fleet Street is in crisis. So too is Hugh Byrne, a journalist on one of its few remaining papers. Suffering acute writer's block, he is sent to cover the story of an unidentified drowned man before being ignominiously banished to the bowels of the building to update the Queen Mother's obituary. As the newspaper prepares for its move to another glass palace along the river, Hugh is drawn into uncovering the identity of the drowned man and begins to wonder, is it possible for someone to die twice?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552998176
  • 9780552998178

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" An excellent thriller--complex and captivating." --"TLS "" Part mystery, part black comedy--thrilling--deftly plotted." --"Literary Review "" With a rare gift for both humour and desolation, Preston is a brilliant new player in the field of serious comedy." --"Sunday Times "
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17 ratings
3.11 out of 5 stars
5 12% (2)
4 18% (3)
3 53% (9)
2 6% (1)
1 12% (2)
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