Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese

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Pan Macmillan, 2007 - Cheesemakers - 391 pages
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Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates further, Edward finds himself caught up in a Byzantine riddle to which there is no obvious answer... Giles Milton's deliciously comic debut novel is a mouth-watering blend of Louis de Bernieres, Tom Sharpe and P. G. Wodehouse with every page permeated by the pungent odour of cheese. 'The pong of ripe Limburger lingers impressively' - The Observer 'Comic novels are difficult to write: any old halfwit can produce 400 pages of stinking high seriousness, but it takes a real wit to manage 400 pages of mild, fragrant good humour' - The Guardian Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates further, Edward finds himself caught up in a Byzantine riddle to which there is no obvious answer . . . Giles Milton's deliciously comic debut novel is a mouth-watering blend of Louis de Bernieres, Tom Sharpe and P. G. Wodehouse with every page permeated by the pungent odour of cheese. 'The pong of ripe Limburger lingers impressively' - Observer 'Comic novels are difficult to write: any old halfwit can produce 400 pages of stinking high seriousness, but it takes a real wit to manage 400 pages of mild, fragrant good humour' Guardian

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User Review  - SpiritedTruthSeeker - LibraryThing

I thought it was actually a different clever little book... something a bit out of the norm but intriguing indeed! I did not get bogged down in the cheese names but rather just followed the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

I picked this book up because of its title, read about the author's other books, and decided to give it a try. It kept my interest, but I don't need to keep it. SPOILER: I liked the ending and did not ... Read full review

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Giles Milton is the author of six works of bestselling narrative non-fiction, including Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Samurai William, Big Chief Elizabeth, White Gold and The Week the World Forgot. This is his first novel. He lives in London and France with his wife and daughters.Giles Milton is the author of six works of bestselling narrative non-fiction, including Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Samurai William, Big Chief Elizabeth, White Gold and The Week the World Forgot. This is his first novel. He lives in London and France with his wife and daughters.

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