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About the book
  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407065496
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

A Fool's Alphabet

Reissued in new series style to match Faulks's most recent novel Where My Heart Used to Beat, which was a major Sunday Times bestseller in 2016

The events of Pietro Russell's life are told in 26 chapters. From A-Z each chapter is set in a different place and reveals a fragment of his story. As his memories flicker back and forth through time in his search for a resolution to the conflicts of his life, his tory gradually unfolds. . .

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407065496
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for A Fool's Alphabet

“A conventionally-told tale in an unconventional narrative form”

Financial Times

“Faulks writes with great emotional authority...There are the same escapist pleasures, too: meals are described in rapt, mouthwatering detail, whitewashed villages and Mediterranean seascapes brought to such vivid life that you want to jump on the nearest aeroplane and see them for yourself.”

Sunday Times

“Sebastian Faulks's third and most magnificent novel is a 'feel-good' experience from cover to cover. At a time when writers seem obliged to present the seedy or the wicked as reflections of the dirty, real world, we have here something that goes deeper than greed and explores our emotional rather than material being.”

Daily Mail

“Elevated by some delicate prose, particularly in evocation of childhood and adolescence, A Fool's Alphabet is a poignant and highly readable novel that runs the gamut of experience from well, from A to Z.”


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