Timoleon Vieta Come Home

Timoleon Vieta Come Home

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Meet the mongrel. Timoleon Vieta. A deeply loyal, undemanding and loving companion . . . with the most beautiful eyes. He's living an idyllic existence in the Italian countryside with Cockroft, a composer in exile.

Until, that is, the mysterious and malevolent 'Bosnian' comes to stay. How will the stranger affect the bond between dog and master?

Timoleon Vieta Come Home is a free-wheelin' take on the Lassie legend, deeply moving and hysterically funny.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 223g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 184767562X
  • 9781847675620
  • 474,118

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Meet the Mongrel

Timoleon Vieta. A deeply loyal and loving companion, with the most beautiful eyes.

He is living an idyllic existence in the Italian countryside with Cockroft, a composer in exile. Until, that is, the
mysterious and malevolent 'Bosnian' comes to stay. How will the stranger affect the bond between dog and master?

'A delight, a masterpiece of beautifully unforced comedy.'
Observer

'Quirky and original, and the storytelling is truly virtuoso. A literary treasure.'
Louis de Berni�res

'Charming, original, funny, biting and wise.'
Daily Telegraph
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Review quote

By turns hilarious and heartrending. Rhodes is that real, rare thing - a natural storyteller. -- PAUL BAILEY * * Sunday Times * * Charming, original, funny, biting and wise. * * Guardian * * Quirky and original, and the storytelling is truly virtuoso. A literary treasure. -- LOUIS DE BERNIERES A delight, a masterpiece of beautifully unforced comedy. * * Observer * * Everybody should go out and buy a Copy of Timoleon Vieta. . . A story worthy of W. G. Sebald, universal in its scope and ambition. -- ROSE TREMAIN * * Daily Telgraph * *
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About Dan Rhodes

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Gold and Little Hands Clapping. In 2003 he was named by Granta Magazine as one of their twenty Best of Young British Novelists. He lives in Edinburgh.
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1,146 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (370)
3 27% (305)
2 9% (106)
1 7% (82)
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