Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes

Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes

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A collection of stories, based on natural and unnatural catastrophes and exploring the macabre and its meaning. The stories range from midnight revelling in an East Austrian cemetery to a picnic for "crackpots" on the White House lawn. They also include the source of the tell-tale smells of Nabuti, the unsporting hiding place chosen by the Nuclear Control Committee for radio-active waste and the crumbling defence tactics of a luxury high-rise against a crawling army that fumigation cannot kill. Other tales tell of how magic and horror stories followed in the wake of a furious whale, how miracle and revolution were launched when a Pope stubbed his toe and how happiness came to a woman who thought she was Cleopatra.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 160 x 240mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747500975
  • 9780747500971

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252 ratings
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4 34% (85)
3 32% (80)
2 15% (37)
1 2% (5)
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