Fool's Alphabet
Sebastian Faulks

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Narrated By: Jamie Glover

Duration: 9 hours and 36 minutes

What to expect

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 story gradually unfolds...

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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A conventionally-told tale in an unconventional narrative form

Financial Times

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

Herald

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

The best novelist of his generation

Scotsman

Sebastian Faulks's third and most magnificent novel is a 'feel-good' experience from cover to cover