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The Blue Book by Christopher Bowden
  

The Blue Book

Literary Fiction   

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A charming, gentle tale about the discovery of a note in a second hand novel. The note is a quote from T S Elliot’s The Wasteland and reads like a threat. On finding the note Hugh Mullion’s curiosity is sparked and so starts a sequence of events that will unravel secrets that have long been kept hidden. With likeable characters and a fast moving plot you will be swept along in Hugh’s quest to find out the meaning of the note and who it was intended for.

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Synopsis

The Blue Book by Christopher Bowden

"Fear death by water. D."

The discovery of a cryptic note hidden inside a second-hand book sends thirty-something Hugh Mullion on an obsessive search for its previous owner. Hugh uncovers secrets that have lain hidden for sixty years and turn upside down his views of personal identity and the certainty of the past. Along the way, Hugh learns more about himself and what he really wants from his relationship with his partner, Kate - and about the puzzling disappearances of Anthony Buffo, in whose shop Hugh found the book that changed everything.

About the Author

Christopher Bowden

Christopher Bowden lives in south London. His three previous novels are The Red House, The Blue Book, and The Yellow Room, the first published in 2007.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th November 2007

Author

Christopher Bowden

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Author's Website

www.christopherbowden.com/

Publisher

Langton & Wood

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780955506703

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