Vango (#1 Pb)

Author: Timothee de Fombelle
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General Fields

  • : $16.99(AUD)
  • : 9781406330922
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : Walker Books Ltd
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  • : December 2013
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 16.99
  • : July 2014
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Timothee de Fombelle
  • : Paperback
  • : 714
  • : 432
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Barcode 9781406330922
9781406330922

Description

Raised by a strange nanny in Sicily, Vango grows up with one friend, a priest Zefiro, who lives in a monastery hidden from sight. On reaching adulthood, Vango decides to follow in Zefiro's steps, but at the moment he is taking his holy orders at Notre Dame in Paris, he is falsely accused of a crime and has to go on the run. This is a breathless and highly cinematic story that follows Vango travelling by Zeppelin across Europe from Stromboli to Nazi Germany, from Scotland to the Soviet Union, climbing the rooftops of Paris, crossing the paths of arms traffickers, crooked policemen, Russian spies and even Stalin.

Reviews

"To take one Tree as emblematic and bring it alive in great detail is imaginatively rich and great fun." (Guardian)"