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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea by Mark Haddon
  

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea

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This is a beautiful collection of contemporary poems and show Mark Haddon's great range as an author.

If you like Mark Haddon you might also like to read books by Matthew Beaumont, David Nicholls and Jonathan Coe.

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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea by Mark Haddon

That Mark Haddon's first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a book of poetry will perhaps come as a surprise to his legions of fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will simply astonish them. The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent: all the gifts so admired in Haddon's prose are in strong evidence here - the humanity of his voices, the dark humour and the uncanny ventriloquism - but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power and surreal invention. Here are bittersweet love-lyrics, lucid and bold new versions of Horace, comic set-pieces, lullabies, wry postmodern shenanigans (including a note from the official board of censors on "18" certificate poetry), and an entire John Buchan novel condensed to five pages. The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea will consolidate his reputation as our most powerful myth-weavers and spell-makers, as well as one of the most outrageous and freewheeling imaginations at work in contemporary literature.

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..a collection so unusually funny, frank and wry, and so restlessly engaged with examining the received narratives of life.
Nick Laird, Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screen-writer who has written fifteen books for children and won numerous prizes, including two BAFTAs. He lives in Oxford. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the South Bank Show Book Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea was published in 2005. His most recent adult novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in 2006. David Fickling Books is publishing BOOM! in autumn of 2009, a rewrite of his children's book, Gridzbi Spudvetch.

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Publication date

7th October 2005

Author

Mark Haddon

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780330440028

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