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Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, he is a compulsive liar and a weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, foreboding castle of the Baron Von Aux, he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy.
Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder....
©2015 Patrick deWitt (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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"Confirms deWitt as one of the most talented young writers around." ( Sunday Times on The Sisters Brothers)
"Wonderfully funny and original." ( Spectator on The Sisters Brothers)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 10-10-2016

A very enjoyable tale

Great, funny, creepy, very well narrated. And worth it for the dinner party scene alone :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By jaisalmeera on 07-07-2018

A strange but involving tale.

it took me a while to get into the book at first as I couldn't connect with the central character Lucy, perhaps because he himself was so adrift and disconnected. Gradually , the story sucked me in. The formality of the language at first irritated me but it suits the timeless , slightly magical feel of the story.

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