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Hundred And Ninety-Nine Steps : The Courage Consort - Michel Faber

Hundred And Ninety-Nine Steps

The Courage Consort

Paperback Published: 1st April 2010
ISBN: 9781847678911
Number Of Pages: 272

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Sian, troubled by dark dreams and seeking distraction, joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey. The abbey's one hundred and ninety-nine steps link the twenty-first century with the ruins of the past and Sian is swept into a mystery involving a long hidden murder, a fragile manuscript in a bottle and a cast of most peculiar characters. Equal parts historical thriller, romance and ghost story, this ingenious and unforgettable literary page-turner.

This new edition sees The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps brought together with its sibling novella, The Courage Consort.

Industry Reviews

* Part historical thriller, part gothic romance, part ghost story, it is further confirmation that its author is a singular talent with a unique perception of the universe. Sunday Herald * This is a man who could give Conrad a run at writing the perfect sentence. Guardian * Engrossing ... the writing is spare and evocative and Sian's slow return to health is powerfully wrought. The Times * With impressive subtlety and economy, Faber raises questions about ... the way in which the past haunts the present and the invisible undercurrents lying beneath human relations. Evening Standard * Visits the strangest of places and makes them real. Scotsman

ISBN: 9781847678911
ISBN-10: 1847678912
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1