The Murdstone Trilogy

by Mal Peet

Fantasy

The Murdstone Trilogy Synopsis

Award-winning author Philip Murdstone is in trouble. His star has waned. The world is leaving him behind. His agent, the beautiful and ruthless Minerva Cinch, convinces him that his only hope is to write a sword-and-sorcery blockbuster. Unfortunately, Philip - allergic to the faintest trace of Tolkien - is utterly unsuited to the task. In a dark hour, a dwarfish stranger comes to his rescue. But the deal he makes with Pocket Wellfair turns out to have Faustian consequences. The Murdstone Trilogy is a richly black comedy from an author described by one American critic as 'the best writer you've probably never heard of'.

The Murdstone Trilogy Press Reviews

'A genuinely funny comedy - with a Pratchettian mix of gusto and warmth...This may be Mal Peet's first book for grownups, but it is an assured, even virtuoso, performance fully deserving that most prestigious of accolades - a rave review in the Guardian.' - The Guardian

 

'The Murdstone Trilogy has instantly become one of my favourite books - right up there with Terry Pratchett and The Princess Bride for fantasy comedy. The writing is sublime and the humour is lacerating. I loved every warped sentence.' - Eoin Colfer

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ISBN: 9781910200216
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781910200216
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 314 pages
Genres: Fantasy,
Categories: Fantasy,

About Mal Peet

Mal Peet, winner of the Nestle Bronze Medal Award and the Branford Boase Award grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of Warwick. Later he moved to south-west England and worked at a variety of jobs before turning full-time to writing and illustrating in the early 1990s. With his wife, Elspeth Graham, he has written and illustrated many educational picture books for young children, and his cartoons have appeared in a number of magazines. He and Elspeth live in Exmouth, Devon. Tamar won the Carnegie Medal and is a multi-layered tale of love ...

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