This novel is the second in a series.
“Waiting at the foot of the gangplank was a performer. A moving piece of art or street theatre. A slender man, dressed like a Pierrot. A clown mask on his face. He didn´t speak, but he acted out a pantomime for the visiting travelers. He made a lavish bow, one hand held across his stomach, the other sweeping towards the floor. The tourists smiled. They were willing to be entertained. To be accosted in a city was one thing – a city housed beggars and disturbed people and it was safest to turn away, not to catch the eye – but this was ....... There could be nowhere more safe.”
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will probably be reviewed on Friday.
onsdag den 7. april 2010
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Well, it think it safe to say and a VERY well-established point on FF that the author of the novel in question does not rank among my own most esteemed. :-)
Well that's all very well Phillip but I'm not sure that narrows the field much for those of us with no clue ;)
No clue either.
I think I know this one. If I suggest it is 2/4, rather than half, does that work (without giving a spoiler)?
Philip: well, at least I know who she is now ;D
Maxine: I hope it will help my poor overseas readers.
That is true, Bernadette. Sorry about that, but it was actually intended as a tip within an in-joke for the four or five bloggers who followed a recent very long exchange on FF that centred on this author. Naughty of me. I'LL try to give a clue that is FAIR to all within this very sentence I'm writing now, though geographers and knitters will have an edge.
Would it be "Out f... B........"!
Poly: no. You can see what book it was in today´s review.
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