The Liar

Paperback | September 28, 2004

byStephen Fry

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Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. Unprepared or not, Adrian is led through an adventure that takes in toast, Piccadilly rent-boys, Charles Dickens’s lost pornographic novel, an international espionage conspiracy, disgraceful scenes on the cricket field and a machine that compels its victims to tell the truth.

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Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. Unprepared or not, Adrian is led through a...

As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar, and the first volume of his autobiography, Moab is My Washpot, STEPHEN FRY has played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.93 inPublished:September 28, 2004Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099457059

ISBN - 13:9780099457053

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"The Liar is hilarious -- page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy."
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"Brilliantly entertaining and consistently outrageous."
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